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Recall 98V021000

Ford Recalls 1998 Ranger Trucks Due to Incorrect Tire/Rim Information in Manual

Recall Details

Ford has recalled 1998 Ranger trucks because there is incorrect tire and rim information printed in the owner's manual. Ford will send out a revised label that overlays the previous label in the manual.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., July 6, 1998

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 6, 1998
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
11,500
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
98V021000
Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH OFF-ROAD OPTION. THE TIRE AND RIM IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION IS INCORRECT ON THESE VEHICLES. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 120, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN PASSENGER CARS."
Consequence
THE 16" TIRES COULD NOT BE INFLATED ON THE SPECIFIED 15X7.0J RIM.
Remedy
OWNERS WILL BE SENT A SAFETY CERTIFICATION LABEL PARTIAL OVERLAY WHICH WILL CONTAIN THE CORRECT RIM SIZE, AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR AFFIXING THIS LABEL TO THE VEHICLE. IF AN OWNER SO DESIRES, THEIR FORD DEALER CAN INSTALL THE LABEL FOR THEM.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 6, 1998. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE CORRECT LABEL 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 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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