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Recall 00V094000

Ford Recalls 2000 Ranger Trucks Due to Poor Coolant Flow

Recall Details

Ford has recalled 2000 Ranger trucks due to a plugged heater return tube, which may cause poor coolant flow through the heater circuit. This will reduce defroster performance. All affected vehicles are at transportation yards or dealerships, where dealers will replace the plugged heater water return tubes.

Affected Cars

Engine, March 23, 2000

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 23, 2000
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
49
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
00V094000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L OHC ENGINES. ENGINE COOLANT CIRCULATION THROUGH THE HEATER CIRCUIT IS PREVENTED BECAUSE OF A PLUGGED HEATER RETURN TUBE (WATER PUMP INLET TUBE) AT THE WATER PUMP. THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE INTENT OF FMVSS NO. 103, "WINDSHIELD DEFROSTING AND DEFOGGING SYSTEMS."
Consequence
AS A RESULT OF NO HEAT IN THE HEATER CIRCUIT, DEFROST PERFORMANCE IS COMPROMISED.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PLUGGED HEATER WATER RETURN TUBES.
Notify
ALL VEHICLES ARE AT TRANSPORTATION YARDS OR DEALERSHIPS. NO VEHICLES HAVE BEEN DELIVERED TO CUSTOMERS. NO OWNER NOTIFICATION WILL BE REQUIRED.
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