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Recall 08V165000

The Drive Shaft Slip Yoke May Have Cracks

Recall Details

The drive shaft may have cracks at the slip yoke. This can cause reduced performance and a risk of fracture. Dealers will inspect the drive shaft for manufacturing date and will replace affected shafts. The Ford recall number is 08S04. This recall began on April 14, 2008.

Our Quick Take

The drive shaft is a long tube that connects the transmission to the rear wheels, driving them. Some drive shafts may have cracks, which can cause reduced performance and a potential fracture.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall. Please contact your Ford dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, April 14, 2008

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 14, 2008
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
3,331
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
08V165000
Component
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
Summary
FORD IS RECALLING 3,331 MY 2008 E-350 VEHICLES BUILT WITH A 138 INCH WHEEL BASE. THE DRIVE SHAFT MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED WITH A SLIP YOKE THAT HAS CRACKS. THE EFFECT OF THE CRACKS ON FATIGUE PERFORMANCE IS VARIABLE, BUT ON SOME YOKES WITH CRACKS, THE PERFORMANCE IS REDUCED BELOW DESIGN SPECIFICATION.
Consequence
CRACKS IN THE SLIP YOKE WOULD PROGRESS OVER TIME AND THE SLIP YOKE COULD FRACTURE WITHOUT WARNING WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN ALLOWING THE DRIVE SHAFT TO SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL HAVE THE DRIVE SHAFT INSPECTED FOR MANUFACTURING DATE AND REPLACE IT FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 14, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
Notify
FORD RECALL NO. 08S04. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV
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