Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1997 FORD EXPEDITION

NHTSA Campaign Number: 96V252000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: EXPEDITION

Year: 1997

Component:
SUSPENSION:REAR

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19960722

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19961010

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 25000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19970226

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19961218

Date Added To File: 19961220

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
THE REAR AXLE TRACK BAR BRACKET CAN SEPARATE FROM THE FRAME DUE TO MISSING WELDS OR INADEQUATE WELD PENETRATION.

Consequence Summary:
IF BOTH BRACKETS SEPARATE, THE REAR AXLE CAN MOVE LATERALLY UNTIL THE TIRES CONTACT EITHER THE FRAME OR THE WHEELHOUSE RESULTING IN EITHER TIRE DAMAGE OR A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN VEHICLE HANDLING PERFORMANCE.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A TRACK BAR BRACKET REINFORCEMENT KIT AND INSPECTION OF THE AXLE TUBES. THE SUSPECT AXLE TUBES DO NOT HAVE A STAMPED DATE CODE ON THE TUBE. AXLES WITHOUT DATE CODES ON THE TUBES WILL BE REPLACED.