Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2006 FORD FREESTAR CONVERSION

NHTSA Campaign Number: 07V168000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: FREESTAR CONVERSION

Year: 2006

Component:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Manufacturers Involved: VANTAGE MOBILITY INTERNATIONAL

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20040116

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20061016

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 742

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20070515

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: VANTAGE MOBILITY INTERNATIONAL, LLC

Date Report Received By ODI: 20070412

Date Added To File: 20070418

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN MINI VAN CONVERSIONS, THE BRAKE LINES MAY HAVE BEEN ROUTED INCORRECTLY. THE BRAKE LINES CAN MAKE CONTACT AND CHAFE ON THE STABILIZER BAR.

Consequence Summary:
IF THIS HAPPENS, THE LINES COULD WEAR THROUGH CAUSING PARTIAL OR FULL LOSS OF BRAKING ABILITY DUE TO A LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BRAKE LINES TO MAKE SURE THE ROUTING IS CORRECT. IF NO CHAFING IS FOUND, THE BRAKE LINES WILL BE SECURED TO THE VEHICLE CHASSIS. IF THE BRAKE LINES ARE WORN, THE LINES WILL BE REPLACED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 15, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VMI AT 1-800-348-8267.