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February 16, 2001

Ford Recalls 1993 F-150, F-250 and F-350 Model Trucks

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a  recall affecting the 1993 Ford F-150, F-250, and F-350 trucks.  The affected models were manufactured from December 1992 through August 1993.

On certain light duty trucks and cab chassis equipped with gasoline engines and dual fuel tanks, the carbon steel fuel pressure regulator in the fuel system can wear out during the life of the vehicle. If the fuel pressure regulator malfunctions, it can cause high fuel system pressure, which damages the fuel pump check valve. This allows fuel to be transferred from one tank to the other, possibly overfilling the non-operating tank, resulting in fuel overflow past the filler cap. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a vehicle fire.

275,000 automobiles are affected by this recall.

Dealers will have a stainless steel fuel pressure regulator installed.

The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during May 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V424, Mfg. #00S57]

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Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
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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!

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