Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1985 FORD E250

NHTSA Campaign Number: 85V061000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: E250

Year: 1985

Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19830301

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19850401

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 8500

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer:

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19850514

Date Added To File: 19850521

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 301

Defect Summary:
WHEN FRONTALLY IMPACTED INTO A FIXED BARRIER AT 30 MPH, AS SPECIFIED IN FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NO. 301, THE LEFT FRAME RAILS OF SUCH VEHICLES MAY DISPLACE INBOARD, PINCHING THE FUEL/WATER SEPARATOR CANISTER BETWEEN THE FRAME RAIL AND ENGINE SUFFICIENTLY TO DISPLACE THE FUEL/WATER SEPARATOR DRAIN ROD, ALLOWING THE CONTENTS OF THE CANISTER TO DRAIN. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: FUEL LEAK DURING OR AFTER A CRASH INCREASES THE POSSIBILITY OF A FIRE.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
INSTALL A CANISTER SHIELD, A REVISED DESIGN DRAIN ROD SHIELD, AND MODIFY FUEL/WATER SEPARATOR MOUNTING BRACKET.