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Recall data for: 2003 FORD F-550 SD

NHTSA Campaign Number: 04V327000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 04S15

Make: FORD

Model: F-550 SD

Year: 2003

Component:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20021201

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20030331

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 83687

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20040722

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20040707

Date Added To File: 20040708

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 6.0L DIESEL ENGINES, THE ENGINE GROUND STUD THAT ATTACHES THE NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL EYELET TO THE ENGINE BLOCK MAY BE LOOSE.

Consequence Summary:
IF THE GROUND WIRE IS LOOSE, ELECTRICAL CURRENT MAY FLOW TO THE RADIO SUPPRESSION STRAP CAUSING IT TO HEAT AND POTENTIALLY MELT OR IGNITE ADJACENT COMPONENTS WHICH COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ENGINE GROUND STUD AND THE RADIO SUPPRESSION STRAP AND ADJACENT COMPONENTS WILL BE INSPECTED FOR DAMAGE AND REPLACED, IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 23, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.