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Ford Explorer Recall 91V024000

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

Recall Details

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.

Engine, March 26, 1991

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
March 26, 1991
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
25,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
91V024000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

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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