Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1980 FORD E350

NHTSA Campaign Number: 84V034000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: E350

Year: 1980

Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19790901

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19831201

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 4000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19840518

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19840323

Date Added To File: 19840405

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
ATTACHING BOLTS ON FUEL TANK SUPPORTS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN ADEQUATELY TIGHTENED; ALSO, THE SUPPORTS ARE TOO THIN. HIGH LEVELS OF STRESS, WHICH COULD OCCUR UNDER NORMAL OPERATING CONDITIONS, COULD CAUSE CRACKS TO DEVELOP IN THE SUPPORT STRAPS. IF THE FUEL TANK SUPPORTS FRACTURE, THE FUEL TANK WILL SLIP FROM THE NORMAL POSITION, AND FUEL LEAKAGE COULD RESULT.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
FUEL TANK SUPPORTS AND FASTENERS WILL BE REPLACED WITHOUT CHARGE.