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Ford Mustang Recall 97V216000

Engine, December 15, 1997

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
December 15, 1997
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
8,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
97V216000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4.6L ENGINES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAS MISSING OR INADEQUATE BRAZE JOINTS BETWEEN THE FUEL RAIL BODY AND THE FUEL RAIL MOUNTING BRACKET(S).
Consequence
IF THE BRACKET SEPARATES FROM THE RAIL, THE RAIL CAN LIFT ONE OR MORE OF THE INJECTORS, AND FUEL LEAKAGE WILL RESULT. IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, A FIRE COULD OCCUR.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL RAIL ON THESE VEHICLES.
Notes
OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DECEMBER 15, 1997. 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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