Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2000 FORD EXPLORER SPORT

NHTSA Campaign Number: 00V394000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 00S45

Make: FORD

Model: EXPLORER SPORT

Year: 2000

Component:
STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19990924

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20001017

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 137700

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20010123

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20001128

Date Added To File: 20001129

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Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES WITH STEEL HOODS AND CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH SHEET MOLDING COMPOUND HOODS. A WIRE FORMED HOOD STRIKER COULD BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO FATIGUE FRACTURES. IF THE HOOD STRIKER FRACTURES, THE HOOD COULD FLY OPEN WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN.

Consequence Summary:
A HOOD FLY-UP WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING OPERATED COULD RESULT IN REDUCED DRIVER VISIBILITY.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HOOD STRIKER.