Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1991 FORD EXPLORER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 97V235001

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: EXPLORER

Year: 1991

Component:
STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19900105

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19930115

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 185000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19980302

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19971218

Date Added To File: 19980225

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FACTORY INSTALLED SUNROOF. THE SUNROOF GLASS PANEL ASSEMBLY CAN SEPARATE WHILE THE VEHICLE IS MOVING DUE TO INCORRECT HINGE ENGAGEMENT. THIS WAS CAUSED BY IMPROPER SUNROOF INSTALLATION OF THE GLASS PANEL.

Consequence Summary:
UNEXPECTED SEPARATION OF THE SUNROOF GLASS PANEL COULD POSSIBLY DISTRACT THE DRIVER INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH OR LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL.

Corrective Action:
OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH AN INSTRUCTION BOOKLET WHICH THOROUGHLY OUTLINES, WITH ILLUSTRATIONS, THE PROPER PROCEDURES FOR THE REMOVAL, STORAGE, AND REINSTALLATION OF THE SUNROOF’S GLASS PANEL. A WARNING LABEL FOR ATTACHMENT TO THE SUNROOF’S LATCH KNOB WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED TO THE OWNERS.