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Recall data for: 2001 FORD USPS STRIPPED CHASSIS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 01V332000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 01S29

Make: FORD

Model: USPS STRIPPED CHASSIS

Year: 2001

Component:
SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY:HANGER,BRACKET

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20000818

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20010215

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 7306

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20011120

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20011017

Date Added To File: 20011031

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Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: US POSTAL SERVICE STRIPPED CHASSIS. FASTENERS FOR THE SUSPENSION MOUNTING BRACKETS LOCATED ON THE LEFT AND RIGHT FRAME RAIL MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY INSTALLED RESULTING IN EITHER LOOSE OR MISSING FASTENERS.

Consequence Summary:
LOOSE OR MISSING MOUNTING BRACKET BOLTS COULD RESULT IN A REDUCTION IN HIGH-SPEED VEHICLE HANDLING CAPABILITIES.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR ANY MISSING OR DAMAGED MOUNTING BRACKET BOLTS AND TIGHTEN TO SPECIFICATIONS. DAMAGED COMPONENTS WILL BE REPLACED AND THE FASTENERS WILL BE PROPERLY TIGHTENED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 20, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.