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Ford Taurus Recall 96V151000

Ford Recalls 1996 Taurus Vehicles for Fuel Pressure Regulator Leak

Engine, October 2, 1996

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Summary:

Ford has recalled certain 1996 Taurus vehicles for an inspection of the fuel pressure regulator. Some fuel pressure regulators were damaged during manufacturing, causing a possible diaphragm rupture and fuel leak, which can lead to a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel pressure regulator and replace suspect units.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 1996

Manufacturer's Report Date: October 2, 1996

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 96V151000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,700

Summary: THE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR LOCATED ON THE FUEL RAIL IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT HAS A VACUUM DIAPHRAGM THAT WAS DAMAGED DURING MANUFACTURE OF THE REGULATOR.

Consequence: IF THE DIAPHRAGM TEARS OR RUPTURES, LIQUID FUEL COULD ENTER THE INTAKE MANIFOLD PLENUM THROUGH THE VACUUM LINE RESULTING IN EITHER RELEASE OF FUEL FROM THE AIR CLEANER ASSEMBLY OR THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. FUEL RELEASE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD POTENTIALLY RESULT IN A FIRE.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR. THOSE REGULATORS PRODUCED DURING THE SUSPECT TIME PERIOD WILL BE REPLACED.

Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION:OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SEPTEMBER 9, 1996. NOTE:OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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