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Ford Ranger Recall 00V394000

Ford Recalls 2001 Explorer Sport Trac and Ranger Models Due to Hood Striker Failure

Recall Details

Ford has recalled 2001 Explorer Sport Trac and Ranger trucks because the hood latch striker may fail. This may cause the hood to fly up, which may cause a loss of visibility and vehicle control. Dealers will replace the hood latch striker.

Body, Interior & Misc., January 23, 2001

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
January 23, 2001
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
137,700
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
00V394000
Component
STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES WITH STEEL HOODS AND CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH SHEET MOLDING COMPOUND HOODS. A WIRE FORMED HOOD STRIKER COULD BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO FATIGUE FRACTURES. IF THE HOOD STRIKER FRACTURES, THE HOOD COULD FLY OPEN WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN.
Consequence
A HOOD FLY-UP WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING OPERATED COULD RESULT IN REDUCED DRIVER VISIBILITY.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HOOD STRIKER.
Notes
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 23, 2001. 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 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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