Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1991 FORD EXPLORER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 91V025000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: EXPLORER

Year: 1991

Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19900701

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19900801

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 18000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19910326

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19910211

Date Added To File: 19910228

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
THE HOT PLATE WELD WHICH ATTACHES THE VAPOR VENT VALVE CARRIER TO THE TOP OF THE PLASTIC FUEL TANK MAY PARTIALLY FRACTURE, ALLOWING VAPOR OF FUEL TO ESCAPE FROM THE TOP OF THE TANK.

Consequence Summary:
THE ESCAPED VAPOR OR LEAKED FUEL COULD CAUSE A FIRE INTHE PRESENCE OF A SOURCE OF IGNITION.

Corrective Action:
FUEL TANK WILL BE REMOVED AND INSPECTED FOR WELD INTEGRITY. FUEL TANKS WITH INADEQUATE WELDS WILL BE REPLACED.