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Ford recall 91V026000

Ford Recalls 1991 Explorers for Rear Bumper Reinforcement Cracking Issues

Affected Cars:

Make Model Year(s)
Ford Explorer 1991

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

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 91V026000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:BUMPERS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 220000

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