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Ford Explorer Recall 91V025000

Ford Recalls 1991 Explorers for Potential Fuel Vapor Leak

Recall Details

Ford has recalled certain 1991 Explorer vehicles because the weld mounting the vapor vent valve to the top of the fuel tank could fracture, causing the vapor leak. Fuel vapor leaks could lead to a fire. Dealers will remove the fuel tank and inspect it for integrity. If the weld is found to be inadequate, the tank will be replaced.

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
18,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
91V025000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Summary
THE HOT PLATE WELD WHICH ATTACHES THE VAPOR VENT VALVE CARRIER TO THE TOP OF THE PLASTIC FUEL TANK MAY PARTIALLY FRACTURE, ALLOWING VAPOR OF FUEL TO ESCAPE FROM THE TOP OF THE TANK.
Consequence
THE ESCAPED VAPOR OR LEAKED FUEL COULD CAUSE A FIRE IN THE PRESENCE OF A SOURCE OF IGNITION.
Remedy
FUEL TANK WILL BE REMOVED AND INSPECTED FOR WELD INTEGRITY. FUEL TANKS WITH INADEQUATE WELDS WILL BE REPLACED.
Notes
SYSTEM: VAPOR VENT VALVE CARRIER WELD TO PLASTIC FUEL TANK.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES.
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