Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1999 FORD EXPEDITION

NHTSA Campaign Number: 99V099000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: EXPEDITION

Year: 1999

Component:
WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19980701

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19990412

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 53784

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19990507

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19990429

Date Added To File: 19990430

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FOUR-WHEEL-DRIVE (4X4), 17″ CHROME STEEL WHEELS. THE CLAMP LOAD CAN BE LOST ON THE WHEEL LUGS DUE TO INSUFFICIENT WHEEL CONTACT AREA WITH THE HUB. IN SOME CASES, THE CONTACT AREA CAN DEFORM, RESULTING IN A LOSS OF LUG NUT TORQUE.

Consequence Summary:
LOSS OF LUG NUT TORQUE CAN CAUSE VIBRATION OR SEPARATION OF A WHEEL AND TIRE FROM THE VEHICLE.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL RE-TORQUE THE WHEEL LUGS TO PROPER SPECIFICATIONS AND ALSO INSTALL A LABEL THAT SPECIFIES THAT THE WHEEL LUGS BE TORQUED TO 110 LB-FT ANY TIME THE WHEEL IS REMOVED.