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Recall 09V040000

Ford Recalls 2009 Ranger Trucks Due to Possible Wheel Spindle Failure

Suspension & Steering, February 27, 2009
Affected Cars

Ford

RepairPal Expert Overview

Summary:

Ford has recalled certain 2009 Ranger 4x2 trucks because of a manufacturing flaw in the front wheel spindles. The wheel spindles could fail, which may increase the risk of an accident. Dealers will replace the front wheel spindles as necessary.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: February 27, 2009

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V040000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SUSPENSION:MULTIPLE AXLE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 11,134

Summary: FORD IS RECALLING 11,134 MY 2009 4X2 RANGER VEHICLES. SOME FRONT WHEEL SPINDLES WERE IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED CREATING THE RISK THAT A SPINDLE MAY FRACTURE DURING THE NORMAL USEFUL LIFE OF THE TRUCK.

Consequence: IF A SPINDLE FRACTURES, THE WHEEL MAY SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT SPINDLE IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 27, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.

Notes: FORD RECALL NO. 09S07.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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