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Recall 98V056000

Recall 98V056000

Electrical & Lights, March 16, 1998

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 16, 1998
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
4,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
98V056000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SUPERCAB PICKUP TRUCKS. THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE IS TAPED TO THE NEGATIVE CABLE WHICH CONTAINS A CLIP TO SECURE THE ASSEMBLY TO THE SIDE FRAME RAIL. IF INCORRECTLY POSITIONED, THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE CAN CONTACT THE AIR CONDITIONING COMPRESSOR PULLEY.
Consequence
IF THE CABLE WEARS, A COMPLETE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FAILURE CAN OCCUR AND POTENTIAL SPARKING AND/OR IGNITION OF FLAMMABLE MATERIAL.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND/OR MODIFY THE BATTERY CABLE CLIPS TO ENSURE THAT THEY ARE PROPERLY LOCATED.
Notify
OWNER/DEALER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 16,1998.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 FREE OF CHARGE SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-248-0186. 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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