Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2011 FORD E-350

NHTSA Campaign Number: 11V392000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: E-350

Year: 2011

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

Manufacturers Involved: FRONTLINE COMMUNICATIONS

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20061031

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20110712

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 75

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20110712

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20110801

Date Added To File: 20110802

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
FRONTLINE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2011 ELECTRONIC NEWS GATHERING (ENG) VEHICLES BUILT ON A FORD E-350 CHASSIS WITH AN AFTERMARKET REAR ANTI-SWAY BAR AND MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 31, 2006, THROUGH JULY 12, 2011. THESE VEHICLES MAY BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO REAR HYDRAULIC BRAKE LINE DAMAGE. THE REAR ANTI-SWAY BAR FRAME MOUNTING BOLT THREADS MAY COME IN CONTACT WITH THE STEEL HYDRAULIC BRAKE LINE. IF METAL-TO-METAL ABRASION OCCURS, THE BRAKE LINE MAY EVENTUALLY RUPTURE AND CAUSE A LOSS OF HYDRAULIC SERVICE BRAKE PRESSURE.

Consequence Summary:
IF A LOSS OF SERVICE BRAKE PRESSURE OCCURS, THE DRIVER MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CONTROL THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH

Corrective Action:
FRONTLINE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED BY LOCAL FORD DEALERS AND FRONTLINE AUTHORIZED SERVICE FACILITIES. THE MANUFACTURER BEGAN CONTACTING OWNERS BY TELEPHONE ON JULY 12, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FRONTLINE COMMUNICATIONS AT 1-727-573-0400.