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RepairPal Expert Overview on April 9, 2001
Vehicle description: light duty trucks and sport utility vehicles equipped with 4-wheel drive. the electric shift transfer case may not fully engage into gear when the operator moves the transfer case selector switch.
RepairPal Expert Overview on April 9, 2001
Vehicle description: passenger and sport utility vehicles. due to the use of incorrect material by a supplier, the headlamp switch knob can fracture and separate from the headlamp switch.
RepairPal Expert Overview on April 9, 2001
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. the front sub frame assembly has not been adequately welded.
Summary on April 9, 2001
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. a hose manufacturing process allowed the reinforcement yard to breach the inner layer of some automatic transmission hoses weakening the inner wall which could result in leakage of the automatic transmission fluid.
Summary on April 4, 2001
Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles. under certain circumstances the front lower control arm brackets may fracture. this fracture could result in separation of the front lower control arm from the frame.
RepairPal Expert Overview on April 3, 2001
Pm certain sedans and wagons, the seat back recliner handle spring could have been damaged during an in-process test and the occupant may notice a chucking, or perceived looseness of the front seat back, or the seat back could unexpectedly recline.
Summary on April 2, 2001
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. if the rubber boots on the lower lateral arm ball joints of the front suspension were damaged during assembly, dirt and water can intrude. also, mmc has added the potential of leaking moisture, which can cause the ball stud to corrode.
RepairPal Expert Overview on April 1, 2001
This is not a safety recall in accordance with the safety act. however, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the agency. vehicle description: 2002 ford explorer and mercury mountaineer sport utility vehicles. the brackets connecting the left cylinders to each side of the liftgate glass could rotate out of position if either the urethane bond or torque are not sufficient.
Summary on March 30, 2001
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with manually-adjustable (non-powered) seats. certain inner front slide rail latch mechanisms may have been improperly welded.
Summary on March 29, 2001
Vehicle description: certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of fmvss no. 110, "tire selection and rims." these vehicles have an incorrect tire pressure label. on vehicles equipped with p235/55r17 tires, the tire pressure label incorrectly specifies p235/60zr16 tires.
Summary on March 26, 2001
Vehicle description: sedan and coupe model vehicles equipped with a bose audio system that had separate speaker amplifiers mounted behind the rear seat back. a transistor in the speaker amplifier could overheat.
Summary on March 26, 2001
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. a hose was mis-manufactured and could weaken over time, which could result in leakage of the automatic transmission fluid.
Summary on March 26, 2001
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. a bulge in the fuel tank caused by the manufacturing process resulted in thinning of the material during a welding operation, increasing the risk of fuel leakage.
Summary on March 26, 2001
Vehicle description: some sport utility vehicles do not comply with the certain requirements of fmvss no. 120, "tire selection and rims for motor vehicles other than passenger cars." the presentation of some of the information on the tire information label deviates from the format set forth in the standard and the label may not be "permanently affixed" as required by the standard.
Summary on March 26, 2001
Vehicle description: f-super duty crew cab pickup trucks (f-350 short wheelbase trucks equipped with a 6 3/4' pickup box and dual rear wheels) were built after a change was implemented to delete a clamp, and later a bracket that provided a ground for the fuel filler pipe. the pickup box may not have been properly grounded.