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Ford Explorer Recall 90V098000

Ford Recalls 1991 Explorer Vehicles for Removable Sunroof Attachment Issue

Recall Details

Ford has recalled certain 1991 Explorer vehicles because the sunroof assembly could detach from the mounting bracket and fall inside or off of the vehicle. This is due to improper fastening of the removable sunroof assembly upon re-installation. Dealers will replace the sunroof latch assemblies with latches that will secure the sunroof better.

Body, Interior & Misc., May 9, 1990

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
May 9, 1990
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,500
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
90V098000
Component
VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY

Summary
IF SUNROOF GLASS IS REMOVED AND REINSTALLED BY VEHICLE OPERATOR, HINGE ASSEMBLIES CAN BE ACCIDENTALLY IMPROPERLY MATED.
Consequence
SUNROOF COULD DETACH FROM THE VEHICLE WHILE BEING DRIVEN,CREATING A RISK TO FOLLOWING VEHICLES OR PEOPLE IN THE VICINITY, OR TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS IF THE GLASS SHOULD FALL INTO THE CABIN.
Remedy
INSTALL REVISED SUNROOF HINGES THAT WILL ADEQUATELY RETAIN SUNROOF ASSEMBLY.
Notes
SYSTEM: SUNROOF HINGES.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER 4-DOOR VEHICLES WITH SUNROOFS.
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