June 30, 2001
1997-2001 Ford E250 and E350 Vans Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting certain
1997-2001 Ford E250 and E350 vehicles. The affected vehicles were manufactured between
April 1996 and November 2000.
On certain vans with ambulance packages or other
severe-duty applications involving operation at or near the gross vehicle weight with
frequent twisting of the vehicle body, such as off-road, rough road or speed bump events,
the 35-gallon mid-ship fuel tank could develop a crack where it contacts the frame cross
If the fuel tank cracks, fuel leakage could occur.
Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.
151,000 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will inspect the fuel tank and, if
cracked, will replace the tank. Insulator pads will be installed on all vehicles to reduce
the stress levels in the fuel tank.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began on April 19, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V114/Ford
Recall No. 01S14]
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Regarding Auto Recalls
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auto recalls before
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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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