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Recall 98V062000

Recall 98V062000

Engine, April 20, 1998

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 20, 1998
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
20,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
98V062000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PASSENGER VANS AND STRIPPED CHASSIS. THERE IS INTERFERENCE BETWEEN THE PARKING BRAKE CABLE AND THE FUEL LINE WHICH, OVER TIME, CAN RESULT IN DAMAGE TO THE FUEL LINE CAUSING FUEL LEAKAGE.
Consequence
IF THERE IS FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, FIRE COULD RESULT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL SUPPLY LINE. IN ADDITION, A PIECE OF ANTI-ABRASION INSULATION WILL BE INSTALLED TO PREVENT ABRASION OF THE FUEL LINE.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN APRIL 20, 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 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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