Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1997 FORD LOUISVILLE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 97V041000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: LOUISVILLE

Year: 1997

Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19960610

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19961106

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 3

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19970311

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19970320

Date Added To File: 19970404

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 101

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH FD1060 AND FD1460 DIESEL ENGINES AND OPTIONAL MANUAL FUEL SHUTOFF SYSTEMS. THE HAND CONTROL OF THE MANUAL FUEL SHUTOFF SYSTEM, MOUNTED ON THE VEHICLE’S INSTRUMENT PANEL, IS LABELED WITH THE WORDS “SHUTOFF FUEL LOCK”, AND THESE WORDS ARE NOT ILLUMINATED OTHER THAN BY THE CAB’S INTERIOR LIGHTS. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 101, “CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS.”

Consequence Summary:
DUE TO THE LACK OF ILLUMINATION AND INCOMPLETE LABELING OF THE MANUAL FUEL SHUTOFF SYSTEM, A DRIVER MAY NOT IDENTIFY THE HAND CONTROL TO SHUT OFF FUEL SUPPLY TO THE ENGINE.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE MANUAL FUEL SHUTOFF SYSTEM WITH THE STANDARD AUTOMATIC KEY-OFF FUEL CONTROL SYSTEM.