Apil 12, 2001
1998-2000 Electric-Powered Ford Rangers Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 1998-2000
electric-powered Ford Ranger automobiles. The affected automobiles were manufactured
between October 1997 and July 2000.
The recalled vehicles are electric-powered pickup
trucks. If the transaxle attaching bolts begin to loosen, the driver could notice a
jerking motion and/or a clunking sound. If not serviced promptly, all nine bolts could
ultimately fall out or fracture, and the transaxle could drop.
If the transaxle drops, the vehicle may no longer
be in the gear indicated. If this occurs, the shift lever could be put into Park and the
vehicle would still be free to roll as if in Neutral.
1,260 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will replace the mounting bolts with
longer bolts that include a thread lock material. When installed, the new bolts will be
tightened to a higher torque.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification was to begin on March 20, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy
within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V062/Ford
Recall No. 01S07]
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
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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