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Recall data for: 1999 FORD RANGER EV

NHTSA Campaign Number: 01V062000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 01S07

Make: FORD

Model: RANGER EV

Year: 1999

Component:
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19971027

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20000725

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 1260

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20010508

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20010226

Date Added To File: 20010301

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: ELECTRIC LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS. IF THE TRANSAXLE ATTACHING BOLTS BEGIN TO LOOSEN, THE DRIVER COULD NOTICE A JERKING MOTION AND/OR A CLUNKING SOUND. IF NOT SERVICED PROMPTLY, ALL NINE BOLTS COULD ULTIMATELY FALL OUT OR FRACTURE AND THE TRANSAXLE COULD DROP. IF THE TRANSAXLE DROPS, THE VEHICLE MAY NO LONGER BE IN THE GEAR INDICATED.

Consequence Summary:
IF THIS OCCURS, THE SHIFT LEVER COULD BE PUT INTO “PARK” AND THE VEHICLE WOULD STILL BE FREE TO ROLL AS IF IN “NEUTRAL,” INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE MOUNTING BOLTS WITH LONGER BOLTS THAT INCLUDE A THREAD LOCK MATERIAL. WHEN INSTALLED, THE NEW BOLTS WILL BE TIGHTENED TO A HIGHER TORQUE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 8, 2001. 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.