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November 8, 2000

1998-2000 Ford F150, F250, E150, E250 and Econoline Recalled

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting 1998-2000 Ford F150, F250, E150, E250 and Econoline vehicles, manufactured between March 1998 and September 2000.

Certain bi-fuel CNG pickup trucks and vans, modified by CFI Control Systems, Inc., fail to conform to the requirements of FMVSS No. 303, "Fuel System Integrity of Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles."

The label affixed to the fuel filler door by the vehicle modifier contains the inspection date and expiration date of the CNG tank. However, it does not contain the statement "See instructions on the fuel container for inspection and service life."

4,500 automobiles are affected by this recall.

Owners will be provided a label with the required statement, along with instructions for affixing the label at the fuel filler door.

The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Oct. 23, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free label and instructions within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V284/Ford Recall No. 00L07]

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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