Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1999 FORD F-350

NHTSA Campaign Number: 99V093002

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: F-350

Year: 1999

Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19980105

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19990604

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 102700

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19990830

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19990427

Date Added To File: 20001010

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 301

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 6″ BEDS MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 5, 1998 THROUGH JUNE 4, 1999, DO NOT NOT FULLY SATISFY THE POST CRASH TEST STATIC ROLLOVER REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 301, “FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY.” CONTACT BETWEEN THE FUEL TANK AND A FUEL TANK LOCATOR BRACKET DURING A FRONT BARRIER IMPACT TEST RESULTED IN A CUT IN THE TANK, RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE.

Consequence Summary:
FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL TANK LOCATOR BRACKET WITH A SIMILAR BRACKET WHOSE DESIGN HAS BEEN REVISED TO INCORPORATE MORE ROUNDED SURFACES WHERE CONTACT WITH THE TANK OCCURS.