|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|Monday, December 29 1997
||Contact: Tim Hurd
|Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
NHTSA PUBLISHES LIST
OF NOVEMBER RECALLS
Ford Motor Company
|Ford Super Duty Truck
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.