Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1991 FORD EXPLORER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 95I007000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: EXPLORER

Year: 1991

Component:
STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:SUPPORT DEVICE

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19900201

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19950201

Recall Type: I

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 1029380

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19951025

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19960131

Date Added To File: 19960209

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES. THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL REGULATION 573. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. THE CAMPAIGN WILL REINFORCE THE BRACKET ATTACHMENTS OF THE REAR LIFTGATE GAS ASSIST CYLINDERS WHICH COULD PULL AWAY FROM THE INSIDE OF THE LIFTGATE.

Consequence Summary:
IF A BRACKET AND GAS ASSIST CYLINDER WERE TO DETACH COMPLETELY FROM THE LIFTGATE AND NO LONGER BEAR AGAINST THE LIFTGATE AS INTENDED, THE REMAINING ASSIST CYLINDER WOULD NOT HOLD THE LIFTGATE IN AN OPEN POSITION. PERSONAL INJURY COULD OCCUR.

Corrective Action:
FORD DEALERS WILL REINFORCE THE BRACKET ATTACHMENTS.