Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2000 FORD EXPLORER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 00V395000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 00S46

Make: FORD

Model: EXPLORER

Year: 2000

Component:
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19980626

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19991123

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 100500

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 EQUIPPED WITH THE 3.27 OR 3.55 AXLE RATION. THE SUBJECT VEHICLES HAVE A POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE THAT COULD ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO EXCEED THE DESIGN INTENT TOP SPEED. AT THESE EXTREME SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE COULD BE CAPABLE OF EXCEEDING THE SPEED RATING OF THE TIRE.

Consequence Summary:
OPERATING THE VEHICLE ABOVE THE MAXIMUM SPEED RATING COULD LEAD TO A TIRE FAILURE WHICH AT THESE SPEEDS COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE.