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Recall 04V331000

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

Recall Details

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.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., July 19, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 19, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,395
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V331000
Component
STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

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.
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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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