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Recall 97V186001

Ford Recalls 1998 Rangers with 4.0L V6 Due to Fuel Line Routing Issue

Recall Details

Ford has recalled 1998 Ranger trucks with 4.0L V6 engines because the flexible section of the chassis mounted fuel line may be too closely routed to the exhaust manifold. In some cases, the line may contact the manifold, which can cause a possible leak and fire hazard. Dealers will install an additional clip to hold the fuel line in the intended position.

Affected Cars

Engine, December 01, 1997

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 01, 1997
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
97V186001
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 4.0L ENGINES. THE FLEXIBLE SECTION OF THE CHASSIS MOUNTED FUEL LINE THAT CONNECTS TO THE ENGINE WAS ROUTED TOO CLOSE TO THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD. THE LINE COULD CONTACT THE MANIFOLD.
Consequence
THIS COULD POTENTIALLY RESULT IN DAMAGE TO THE FUEL LINE, OR IN SOME CASES, CAUSE A FUEL LEAK. FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN ADDITIONAL CLIP TO HOLD THE FUEL LINE IN THE INTENDED DESIGN POSITION.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DECEMBER 1, 1997. 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. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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