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Ford Explorer Recall 95V164001

Ford Recalls 1992-1993 Explorer Vehicles for Liftgate Hydraulic Lift Bracket Fracture

Recall Details

Ford has recalled certain 1992-1993 Explorer vehicles for a concern with the liftgate hydraulic lift brackets. In some cases, the bracket weld could fracture, resulting in the liftgate falling, which could cause injury. Dealers will install reinforcement brackets.

Body, Interior & Misc., August 30, 1995

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
August 30, 1995
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
364,784
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
95V164001
Component
STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:SUPPORT DEVICE

Summary
THE HYDRAULIC LIFT CYLINDERS ARE ATTACHED TO BRACKETS THAT ARE WELDED TO THE LIFTGATE. THE BRACKET WELDS CAN FRACTURE.
Consequence
WITH A BROKEN BRACKET WELD, THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR THE LIFTGATE BRACKET TO GRADUALLY BEND INWARD ALLOWING THE LIFT CYLINDERBALL STUD TO DISENGAGE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL REINFORCEMENT BRACKETS.
Notes
SYSTEM: STRUCTURE; HATCHBACK HYDRAULIC CYLINDER.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES.NOTE: 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. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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