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Recall 91V026000

Ford Recalls 1991 Explorers for Rear Bumper Reinforcement Cracking Issues

Recall Details

Ford has recalled certain 1991 Explorer vehicles for a possible issue with the rear bumper support. In some cases, the support could crack, resulting in a potential detachment of the bumper, which could cause injury. Dealers will install two brackets to secure the bumper reinforcement.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., March 26, 1991

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 26, 1991
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
220,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
91V026000
Component
STRUCTURE:BODY:BUMPERS

Summary
REAR BUMPER REINFORCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO FATIGUE CRACKING UNDER EXTENDED TRAILER TOW SERVICE WHEN USING A BUMPER-MOUNTED TRAILER HITCH BALL.
Consequence
UNDER EXTREME CONDITIONS, BUMPER COULD SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE WHEN USING A BUMPER MOUNTED TRAILER HITCH BALL.
Remedy
INSTALL TWO BRACKETS TO REINFORCE THE BUMPER.
Notify
SYSTEM: REAR BUMPER REINFORCEMENT.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE.NOTE: BUMPER MOUNTED TRAILER HITCH BALL ASSEMBLY SHOULD NOT BE USED UNTIL REPAIR PROCEDURE IS COMPLETED.
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