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Recall 01V082000

Ford Recalls 2001 Vehicles for Defective Driver Side Air Bag

Recall Details

Ford has recalled certain 2001 Excursion, Expedition, and F150/250/350 trucks due to a possible defect in the driver's side air bag assembly. The inflator canister in the driver's air bag module may have an inadequate weld near the igniter, which may cause the air bag not to deploy as intended. Dealers will replace the driver's side air bag assembly.

Body, Interior & Misc., March 19, 2001

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 19, 2001
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
268
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
01V082000
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE INFLATOR CANISTER IN THE DRIVER AIR BAG MODULE MAY HAVE AN INADEQUATE WELD NEAR THE IGNITER.
Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE DRIVER AIR BAG MAY NOT DEPLOY AS INTENDED, POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN REDUCED OCCUPANT PROTECTION, OR A BURN INJURY.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A DRIVER AIR BAG MODULE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 19, 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.
Notify
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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