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Recall data for: 2002 FORD RANGER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 02V035000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: RANGER

Year: 2002

Component:
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20010503

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20020128

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 1096

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20020329

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20020204

Date Added To File: 20020207

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
ON SOME MANUAL TRANSMISSION TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH THE FX4 PACKAGE, THE REAR AXLE DIFFERENTIAL CASE COULD FRACTURE UNDER A HIGH TORQUE EVENT SUCH AS WHEN CUSTOMERS ACCELERATE RAPIDLY FROM A STOP OR WHEN A SPINNING TIRE SUDDENLY GAINS TRACTION.

Consequence Summary:
DIFFERENTIAL FRACTURES COULD POTENTIALLY RESULT IN WHEEL LOCK-UP.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR AXLE ASSEMBLY. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 29, 2002. 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 1-800-392-3673.