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Recall data for: 2007 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC

NHTSA Campaign Number: 07V181000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 07S52

Make: FORD

Model: EXPLORER SPORT TRAC

Year: 2007

Component:
STEERING

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20070215

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20070215

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 11

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20070427

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20070425

Date Added To File: 20070425

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Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE TWO BOLTS THAT ATTACH THE STEERING GEAR ASSEMBLY TO THE FRAME MAY HAVE BEEN OVER-TIGHTENED. THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN ONE OR BOTH OF THE BOLTS FRACTURING, CAUSING THE STEERING GEAR TO BECOME LOOSE.

Consequence Summary:
THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE “CLUNKING” NOISE WHEN STEERING AS WELL AS DECREASED STEERING EFFECTIVENESS POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE BOTH THE STEERING GEAR ASSEMBLY MOUNTING BOLTS AND NUTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 27, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.