February 16, 2001
Ford Recalls 2000-2001 Explorer, Explorer Sport Trac, and 2001
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting model years
2000 and 2001 of the Ford Explorer and Explorer Sport Trac, and model year 2001 Ford
Ranger automobiles. The affected models were manufactured between September 1999 and
On certain sport utility vehicles with
steel hoods and certain pickup trucks equipped with sheet molding compound hoods, a
wire-formed hood striker could be susceptible to fatigue fractures. If the hood striker
fractures, the hood could fly open while the vehicle is being driven. A hood fly-up while
the vehicle is being operated could result in reduced driver visibility and a crash.
137,700 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will replace the hood striker.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began Dec. 4, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V394, Mfg.
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Regarding Auto Recalls
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CAMPAIGN ID Number.
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!
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