Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1998 FORD CVPI

NHTSA Campaign Number: 02I003000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 02B02

Make: FORD

Model: CVPI

Year: 1998

Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19920701

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20021021

Recall Type: I

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 350000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer:

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20021015

Date Added To File: 20021121

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
IN ORDER TO ENHANCE POLICE OFFICE SAFETY, MODEL YEAR 1992-2003 CROWN VICTORIA POLICE INTERCEPTOR (CVPI) VEHICLES WILL BE EQUIPPED WITH SHIELDS DESIGNED TO HELP PROTECT THE FUEL TANK IN HIGH-SPEED REAR-IMPACT CRASHES. FORD ALSO WILL BE OFFERING AN OPTIONAL TRUNK PACKAGE DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THE SAFE TRANSPORT OF SHARP-EDGED, HEAVY EQUIPMENT IN THESE VEHICLES.

Consequence Summary:
SOME HIGH-SPEED REAR-IMPACT CRASHES HAVE RESULTED IN FUEL TANK PUNCTURES AND FIRES IN CVPI VEHICLES.

Corrective Action:
FORD HAS ADVISED US THAT SHIELD KITS HAVE BEEN AVAILABLE SINCE LATE OCTOBER AND WILL BE INSTALLED ON POLICE INTERCEPTOR VEHICLES AT NO COST. THE OPTIONAL TRANK PACKAGE WILL BE AVAILABLE BY THE END OF 2002. FORD HAS ESTABLISHED A NEW WEB SITE AT WWW.CVPI.COM TO ANSWER ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SAFE USE OF CPVI VEHICLES.