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Summary on August 25, 2000
Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles equipped with speed control. the speed control cable can have a cracked or missing speed control cable servo cap locating tab. the locating tab could enter the servo clutch cavity and interfere with the speed control servo clutch. also, water could enter those units that contain a cracked or missing servo cap locating tab, eventually causing corrosion that could interfere with the function of the speed control.
RepairPal Expert Overview on August 24, 2000
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles, light duty trucks, sport utility vehicles, and mini vans equipped with trw seat belt buckle assemblies. the buckle base of these seat belt assemblies were not properly heat treated and therefore do not pass the load bearing requirement of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 209, "seat belt assemblies."
Summary on August 23, 2000
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with a side impact air bag system. the air bag system has a lower side impact safing sensor threshold than specified. because of this reduced threshold, there could be an inadvertent deployment of the side head curtain air bag with severe slamming of the door.
RepairPal Expert Overview on August 21, 2000
Vehicle description: pickup trucks. some vehicles may have been built with inadequate clearance between the rear axle vent hose and the brake hose.
Summary on August 21, 2000
Vehicle description: passenger cars. vapors from the positive crankcase ventilation (pcv) system can condense and freeze inside of the throttle body when the vehicle is operated in extremely cold ambient temperatures.
Summary on August 10, 2000
Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles. these vehicles fail to comply with the performance requirements of fmvss no. 201, "occupant protection in interior impact."
Summary on August 6, 2000
Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles equipped with speed control. the speed control cable can have a cracked or missing speed control cable servo cap locating tab. the locating tab could enter the servo clutch cavity and interfere with the speed control servo clutch. also, water could enter those units that contain a cracked or missing servo cap locating tab, eventually causing corrosion that could interfere with the function of the speed control.
Summary on August 3, 2000
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. these vehicles have jacking instructions which, if followed, could cause the vehicle operator to place the jack on a frame weld when attempting to raise a rear wheel. if the vehicle is jacked up with the jack placed on the frame weld and if the vehicle is free to roll (wheels not blocked or chocked), the jack could yield and the vehicle may drop suddenly.
Summary on July 28, 2000
Vehicle description: electric pickup trucks. a condition in which the fuel-fired heater fill pipe ground strap contacts the rear passenger side brake pipe.
RepairPal Expert Overview on July 24, 2000
Vehicle description: mini vans equipped with original equipment 16 inch tires. these mini vans do not have the correct recommended cold inflation pressure on the label and thus do not comply with section 5.1.2 of fmvss 120, "tire selection and rims for motor vehicles other than passenger cars."
RepairPal Expert Overview on July 24, 2000
Vehicle description: mini vans. these mini vans do not have tire information labels that comply with section 5.3 of fmvss 120, "tire selection and rims for motor vehicles other than passenger cars."
Summary on July 24, 2000
Vehicle description: non-abs equipped passenger vehicles. the brake master cylinder piston retainer snap ring may have been bent inward during the assembly process. the master cylinder piston may be in a "brake applied" position due to the damaged piston retainer snap ring. when the piston is in the applied position, the fluid compensation ports are closed which results in a brake drag condition.
Summary on July 21, 2000
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. the headlight lead wire running through the turn signal lever can fail at the soldered connection to the headlight switch.
Summary on July 20, 2000
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. these vehicles do not conform to the requirements of fmvss no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." the vertical head lamp adjusting device may not be calibrated properly.
RepairPal Expert Overview on July 19, 2000
Vehicle description: mini vans, light pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. off lease canadian vehicles equipped with daytime running lights which meet canadian requirements and not the photometric requirements of fmvss 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." according to ford, the vehicles were imported into the u.s. erroneously.