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Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2002 FORD CROWN VICTORIA

NHTSA Campaign Number: 02V249000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 02S39

Make: FORD

Model: CROWN VICTORIA

Year: 2002

Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20010510

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20020322

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 574

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20020913

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20020906

Date Added To File: 20020925

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Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN NATURAL GAS MODEL VEHICLES, A T-FITTING THAT CONNECTS FUEL TANKS #3 AND #4 CAN DEVELOP A LEAK WHEN THE SOLENOID VALVES ARE ENERGIZED, SUCH AS WHEN THE IGNITION SWITCH IS IN THE ON POSITION OR DURING REFUELING.

Consequence Summary:
A GAS LEAK OF SUFFICIENT QUANTITY CONCENTRATED IN AN AREA TO CREATE A COMBUSTIBLE MIXTURE AND IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A REDESIGNED “T” FITTING ON #4 FUEL TANK AND TESTED FOR LEAKAGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 13, 2002. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.