Ford Explorer Recall 91V026000
Ford Recalls 1991 Explorers for Rear Bumper Reinforcement Cracking Issues
Body, Interior & Misc., March 26, 1991
RepairPal Expert Overview
Ford has recalled certain 1991 Explorer vehicles for a possible issue with the rear bumper support. In some cases, the support could crack, resulting in a potential detachment of the bumper, which could cause injury. Dealers will install two brackets to secure the bumper reinforcement.
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 1991
Manufacturer's Report Date: March 26, 1991
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 91V026000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected: 220,000
Summary: REAR BUMPER REINFORCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO FATIGUE CRACKING UNDER EXTENDED TRAILER TOW SERVICE WHEN USING A BUMPER-MOUNTED TRAILER HITCH BALL.
Consequence: UNDER EXTREME CONDITIONS, BUMPER COULD SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE WHEN USING A BUMPER MOUNTED TRAILER HITCH BALL.
Remedy: INSTALL TWO BRACKETS TO REINFORCE THE BUMPER.
Notes: SYSTEM: REAR BUMPER REINFORCEMENT.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE.NOTE: BUMPER MOUNTED TRAILER HITCH BALL ASSEMBLY SHOULD NOT BE USED UNTIL REPAIR PROCEDURE IS COMPLETED.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration