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Recall data for: 1999 FORD ECONOLINE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 00V284000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 00L07

Make: FORD

Model: ECONOLINE

Year: 1999

Component:
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19980331

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20000920

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 4500

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20001111

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20000921

Date Added To File: 20000922

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 303

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: BI-FUEL CNG PICKUP TRUCKS AND BI-FUEL CNG VANS, MODIFIED BY CFI CONTROL SYSTEMS, INC., FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 303, “FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY OF COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS VEHICLES.” THE LABEL AFFIXED TO THE FUEL FILLER DOOR BY THE VEHICLE MODIFIER CONTAINS THE INSPECTION DATE AND EXPIRATION DATE OF THE CNG TANK. HOWEVER, IT DOES NOT CONTAIN THE STATEMENT “SEE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE FUEL CONTAINER FOR INSPECTION AND SERVICE LIFE.”

Consequence Summary:
THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS.

Corrective Action:
OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED A LABEL WITH THE REQUIRED STATEMENT, ALONG WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR AFFIXING THE LABEL AT THE FUEL FILLER DOOR. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 2, 2000. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.