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NHTSA 05-98
Monday, December 29 1997 Contact: Tim Hurd

Tel. No. (202) 366-9550


Ford Motor Company


Ford Super Duty Truck Years: 1993-1997

Number Involved: 64,000
Dates of Manufacture: March 1993 - October 1997
NHTSA Recall No.: 97V209 Ford Campaign No. 97S92
Vehicle Description: Motor home chassis.
Description of Defect: Hot exhaust gasses can leak from the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) tube on the engine. A hole can develop in the flexible section of the tube. Heat damage to the passenger compartment floor and floor covering can occur.
Consequence of Defect: Depending on the materials used in the construction of the completed vehicle, ignition of these materials could occur resulting in a vehicle fire.
Corrective Action: Dealers will replace the EGR tube.
Owner Notification: Owner notification began December 15, 1997.
Note: Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

NHTSA said it is publicizing the recalls to alert consumers about safety problems and encourages them to take action. Under federal law, safety problems must be remedied without cost to consumers. Currently, 70 percent of the owners of vehicles with safety problems have the recall work performed.

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.