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Recall data for: 2001 FORD EXPLORER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 03V280000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 03S03

Make: FORD

Model: EXPLORER

Year: 2001

Component:
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19990305

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20001224

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 448005

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20030829

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20030805

Date Added To File: 20030807

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL AND 4.0L SOHC ENGINES, IF THE STRAND COVER ON THE SPEED CONTROL CABLE BECOMES FLARED AT THE END, THE SPEED CONTROL CABLE MAY BIND WHEN THE SPEED CONTROL IS ACTIVATED.

Consequence Summary:
THE THROTTLE RETURN SPRING FORCE MAY NOT BE SUFFICIENT TO OVERCOME THE BINDING CONDITION WHEN THE SPEED CONTROL IS DISENGAGED. BRAKING FUNCTION WOULD BE MAINTAINED THOUGH STOPPING DISTANCES MAY BE INCREASED.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE SPEED CONTROL CABLE AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE IT. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 29, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.