November 3, 2000
Ford Recalls Model Year 1997 F150 Trucks
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall of certain 1997
Ford F150 Pickup trucks. The front fuel line assembly could have a hole rubbed through in
one of two locations. The first location is below the fuel rail connection where the
flexible hose is crimped to the steel tube. The bracket that attaches the front fuel line
to the transmission could have been bent during assembly. The second location is at the
rear steel tube section forward of the rear bracket. During installation the rear steel
tubes of the front fuel line assembly could have been bent downward. In vehicles equipped
with a manual 4xz4 transfer case shifter, the shifter linkage may contact the steel tubes
as it is being shifted between 4H, 4L, 2L and Neutral.
This condition could result in fuel
leakage. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.
670,509 vehicles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will inspect these lines and replace the
front fuel line assembly if necessary.
Owner notification is expected to begin during
September 2000. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed
upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should
contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V231000/Ford
Recall No. 00S22]
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