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Ford Explorer Recall 95I007000

Ford Recalls 1991-1995 Explorer Vehicles for Improvement of Liftgate Gas Lift Brackets.

Recall Details

Ford has recalled certain 1991-1995 Explorer vehicles for a concern with the liftgate gas lift brackets. In some cases, the liftgate gas lift bracket may separate from the liftgate, causing the liftgate to possibly fall. Dealers will reinforce the bracket attachments for the liftgate lifts.

Body, Interior & Misc., October 25, 1995

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
October 25, 1995
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,029,380
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
95I007000
Component
STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:SUPPORT DEVICE

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES. THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL REGULATION 573. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. THE CAMPAIGN WILL REINFORCE THE BRACKET ATTACHMENTS OF THE REAR LIFTGATE GAS ASSIST CYLINDERS WHICH COULD PULL AWAY FROM THE INSIDE OF THE LIFTGATE.
Consequence
IF A BRACKET AND GAS ASSIST CYLINDER WERE TO DETACH COMPLETELY FROM THE LIFTGATE AND NO LONGER BEAR AGAINST THE LIFTGATE AS INTENDED, THE REMAINING ASSIST CYLINDER WOULD NOT HOLD THE LIFTGATE IN AN OPEN POSITION. PERSONAL INJURY COULD OCCUR.
Remedy
FORD DEALERS WILL REINFORCE THE BRACKET ATTACHMENTS.
Notes
FORD HAS DECIDED TO CONDUCT A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO REINFORCE THE BRACKET ATTACHMENTS WITHOUT CHARGE. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
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