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Ford Explorer Recall 01V171000

Ford Recalls 2002 Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer Vehicles for Tire Inspection

Recall Details

Ford recalled certain 2002 Explorer and Mountaineer vehicles to inspect the sidewalls of the equipped tires for the presence of horizontal cuts on the edge of the tread. These cuts could lead to premature tire failure. Dealers will inspect the tires for cuts and replace affected tires.

Drive Train, June 7, 2001

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
June 7, 2001
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
52,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
01V171000
Component
TIRES:SIDEWALL

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE RIGHT SIDE TIRES MAY HAVE HORIZONTAL CUTS ON THE EDGE OF THE TREAD THAT COULD HAVE OCCURRED DURING VEHICLE ASSEMBLY.
Consequence
OVER TIME, THE TIRE COULD FAIL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TIRES AND, IF ANY SLICES ARE FOUND, THE CUT TIRES WILL BE REPLACED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 7, 2001. 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.
Notes
ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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