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Recall 99V204000

Ford Recalls 1998-1999 Electric Ranger Trucks Due to Transaxle Park Mechanism Failure

Recall Details

Ford has recalled 1998-1999 Electric Ranger EV trucks because the transaxle park mechanism may not engage due to a misaligned spring in the park detent area. This may cause the vehicle to roll away unexpectedly. Dealers will inspect the transaxle and replace any misaligned park detent springs.

Drive Train, July 28, 1999

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 28, 1999
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
326
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
99V204000
Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: ELECTRIC VEHICLES. THE TRANSAXLE MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED WITH THE PARK DETENT SPRING MISALIGNED. IF THE SPRING IS MISALIGNED, THE PARK MECHANISM MAY NOT ENGAGE WHEN THE SHIFT LEVER IS PLACED IN THE PARK POSITION.
Consequence
IF THE PARK MECHANISM DOES NOT ENGAGE AND THE VEHICLE OPERATOR HAS NOT APPLIED THE PARKING BRAKE, THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL FREE AS IF IN NEUTRAL.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TRANSAXLE AND ANY WITH MISALIGNED PARK DETENT SPRINGS WILL BE REPLACED.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 28, 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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