January 22, 2000
1993-1995 Ford Explorers Recalled
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration has published the recall of certain 1993-1995 Ford
Explorer automobiles, because the hydraulic lift cylinder bracket welds could fracture.
With a broken bracket weld, there is a potential
for the lift gate bracket to gradually bend inward allowing the lift cylinder ball stud to
Approximately 475,000 vehicles are affected by
this recall. Dealers will install lift gate reinforcement brackets. Depending upon
the condition of the lift gate sheet metal in the area of the bracket, dealers may also
install a larger reinforcement.
Owner notification is expected to begin during
January 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should
contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No. 99V310.001/Ford
Recall No. 99S34]
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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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