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Recall data for: 2008 FORD E-350

NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V165000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 08S04

Make: FORD

Model: E-350

Year: 2008

Component:
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20070901

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20071214

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 3331

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20080414

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20080411

Date Added To File: 20080411

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
FORD IS RECALLING 3,331 MY 2008 E-350 VEHICLES BUILT WITH A 138 INCH WHEEL BASE. THE DRIVE SHAFT MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED WITH A SLIP YOKE THAT HAS CRACKS. THE EFFECT OF THE CRACKS ON FATIGUE PERFORMANCE IS VARIABLE, BUT ON SOME YOKES WITH CRACKS, THE PERFORMANCE IS REDUCED BELOW DESIGN SPECIFICATION.

Consequence Summary:
CRACKS IN THE SLIP YOKE WOULD PROGRESS OVER TIME AND THE SLIP YOKE COULD FRACTURE WITHOUT WARNING WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN ALLOWING THE DRIVE SHAFT TO SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL HAVE THE DRIVE SHAFT INSPECTED FOR MANUFACTURING DATE AND REPLACE IT FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 14, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.