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Recall 91V024000

Ford Recalls 1991 Explorers for Heat Shield at Fuel Tank Alignment Issues

Engine, March 26, 1991
Affected Cars

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Summary:

Ford has recalled certain 1991 Explorer vehicles because a front heat shield could be contacting the fuel tank. The heat shield could rub on the tank and cause a leak. Dealers will relocate the heat shield and inspect the tanks for damage and wear.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: March 26, 1991

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 91V024000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected: 25,000

Summary: THE FRONT HEAT SHIELD MAY CONTACT THE FRONT OF THE PLASTIC FUEL TANK, CAUSING CUTS OR OTHER DAMAGE TO THE EXTENT OF PENETRATION.

Consequence: THIS PENETRATION OF THE FUEL TANK CAUSES VAPORS TO ESCAPE AND POSSIBLY FUEL TO SPILL, WHICH COULD CATCH FIRE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE.

Remedy: RELOCATE THE HEAT SHIELD; INSPECT AND REPLACE DAMAGED FUEL FUEL TANKS.

Notes: SYSTEM: FUEL TANK AND HEAT SHIELD.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION : MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE.

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