Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1997 FORD F SUPER DUTY

NHTSA Campaign Number: 96V177000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: F SUPER DUTY

Year: 1997

Component:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19960415

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19960719

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 5500

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19961011

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19960918

Date Added To File: 19960926

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
A PLASTIC COATED STEEL SUPPORT STRAP FOR THE BATTERY CABLE WAS DAMAGED WHEN IT WAS CRIMPED ONTO THE CABLE.

Consequence Summary:
THIS DAMAGE CAN RESULT IN THE BATTERY CABLE DEVELOPING A SHORT TO GROUND. A SHORTED BATTERY CABLE CAN RESULT IN A VEHICLE FIRE.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE CABLE INSULATION AND REPLACE THE SUPPORT STRAP WITH A REVISED, UNCRIMPED STRAP ATTACHED WITH TAPE. IN ADDITION, CONVOLUTE WILL BE ADDED BETWEEN THE CABLE AND THE SUPPORT STRAP. DAMAGED BATTERY CABLES WILL BE REPLACED.