Recall 04V331000

Ford Recalls 2004 Ranger Trucks Due to a Frame Center Rail Flange Design Flaw

Body, Interior & Misc., July 19, 2004
Affected Cars

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Summary:

Ford has recalled certain 2004 Ranger trucks due to a flaw in the design of the frame center rail flange. In a side impact crash, the flange may puncture the fuel tank, which can cause a fire hazard. Dealers will inspect the frame and if the problem exists, the vehicle will be replaced.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: July 19, 2004

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V331000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,395

Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, THE FRAME MAY HAVE A CENTER RAIL SECTION FLANGE THAT WAS NOT FORMED PROPERLY.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A SIDE IMPACT CRASH, THE FRAME RAIL COULD PUNCTURE THE FUEL TANK, RESULTING IN A FUEL LEAK. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FRAME TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE FRAME WAS INCORRECTLY MANUFACTURED. IF THERE IS A PROBLEM, THE VEHICLE WILL NOT BE REPAIRED. FORD AND THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE VEHICLE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 19, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.

Notes: FORD RECALL NO. 04S19. CUSTOMERS CAN 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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