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Recall data for: 2001 FORD EXPLORER SPORT

NHTSA Campaign Number: 06V114000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 03S04

Make: FORD

Model: EXPLORER SPORT

Year: 2001

Component:
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing:

End Date Of Manufacturing:

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 8585

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20060410

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20060410

Date Added To File: 20060411

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HIGH BACK SEATS, THE UPPER BOLT ON THE DRIVER’S SIDE HIGH BACK SEAT THAT ATTACHES THE SEAT RECLINER MECHANISM TO THE SEAT BACK FRAME, COULD FRACTURE. IF THE BOLT FRACTURES, THE SEAT BACK MAY RECLINE UNTIL IT MAKES CONTACT WITH AN OBJECT BEHIND THE SEAT, SUCH AS THE SECOND ROW SEAT CUSHION.

Consequence Summary:
THE DRIVER COULD POTENTIALLY LOSE CONTACT WITH THE STEERING WHEEL OR FOOT PEDALS DURING SUCH AN EVENT, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DRIVER SEAT UPPER BOLT WITH A METAL SPACER AND BOLT. IN ADDITION, SEATS WITH TUBULAR BACK FRAMES WILL HAVE THE FULLY THREADED LOWER RECLINER BOLT REPLACED WITH A PARTIALLY THREADED BOLT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 10, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673. THIS IS A SUPPLEMENT TO A PREVIOUS RECALL CAMPAIGN (03V281).