June 26, 2000
1999-2000 Ford Econoline E350 Automobiles Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has published the recall of certain 1999-2000
Ford Econoline E350 automobiles because on certain cutaways and stripped chassis with
single rear wheels, the lug nuts can potentially bottom out on the shoulder of the studs.
According to the NHTSA, if this occurs,
there will be inadequate clamp load to attach the wheel to the axle hub, resulting in
noise, damage to the wheel and hub, and possibly loss of the rear wheel while the vehicle
is being driven.
3,300 of these vehicles, manufactured between
August 1998 through December 1999 are affected by this recall.
Dealers will replace the rear wheel attaching
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification was to begin during May 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy
within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V115/Ford
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers June 26,
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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