Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2000 FORD F450 CLASSIC TRAVELER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 07V543000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: F450 CLASSIC TRAVELER

Year: 2000

Component:
STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

Manufacturers Involved: FONTAINE MODIFICATION CO.

Begin Date Of Manufacturing:

End Date Of Manufacturing:

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 293

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20080222

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: FONTAINE MODIFICATION CO.

Date Report Received By ODI: 20071127

Date Added To File: 20071128

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH REYCO GRANNING MODEL 345P AIR RIDE SUSPENSIONS, THE BRACKET SUPPORTING THE HORIZONTAL TRACK ROD AT THE FRAME ATTACHMENT CAN BECOME LOOSE AND EVENTUALLY CRACK AND BREAK.

Consequence Summary:
THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE TRACK ROD TO BE INEFFECTIVE IN MAINTAINING LATERAL CONTROL BETWEEN THE AXLE AND FRAME RESULTING IN VEHICLE HANDLING PROBLEMS INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BRACKET AND NUT/BOLT HARDWARE. IF THE BOLTS ARE LOOSE OR THE BRACKET HAS CRACKED, THE BOLTS, NUTS, AND BRACKETS WILL BE REPLACED. IF THE BOLTS ARE INSTALLED CORRECTLY AND ARE TIGHT, THEY WILL BE REMOVED AND REPLACED WITH NEW BOLTS AND LOCKTITE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 22, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FONTAINE AT 1-704-409-1605. THIS RECALL HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON FORD F450 AND F550 PICKUP TRUCKS MANUFACTURED BY FORD MOTOR COMPANY.