February 16, 2001
Ford Recalls 1999-2000 Explorer
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 1999 and
2000 Ford Explorer. The affected models were manufactured between June 1998 and
Certain sport utility vehicles equipped
with the 3.27 or 3.55 axle ration have a Powertrain Control Module that could allow the
vehicle to exceed the design intent top speed. At these extreme speeds, the vehicle could
be capable of exceeding the speed rating of the tire. Operating the vehicle above the
maximum speed rating could lead to a tire failure, which could result in a crash.
100,500 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will reprogram the Powertrain Control
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. 00V395, Mfg.
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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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