January 23, 2001
1998-2000 Ford Contour Automobiles Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 1998-2000
Ford Contour. The affected models were manufactured between May 1997 and April 2000.
Certain bi-fuel Contour cars may have a
fuel tank filler pipe grommet that was damaged during the installation of the bi-fuel
system. If the grommet is damaged, fuel could leak. Fuel leakage in the presence of an
ignition source could result in a fire.
3,750 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will replace the fuel tank filler pipe
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began on Nov. 27, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V350/Ford
Recall No. 00S38]
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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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