Recall 98V303000

Recall 98V303000

Body, Interior & Misc., January 03, 1999

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 03, 1999
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
20
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
98V303000
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS. THE CAST TOW HOOKS CHANGES THE CRASH PULSE OF THE VEHICLE IN FRONTAL BARRIER IMPACTS AND THE AIR BAG SENSOR WAS NOT CALIBRATED TO THIS NEW CRASH PULSE WHICH MAY CAUSE THE AIR BAGS TO DEPLOY IN LOWER SPEED IMPACTS THAN DESIGN INTENT.
Consequence
UNEXPECTED AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT CAN RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CAST TOW HOOKS WITH FORGED HOOKS.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN JANUARY 3, 1999.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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