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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 05-98
February 8, 1999 Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

NHTSA PUBLISHES LIST
OF
DECEMBER RECALLS

Ford Motor Company

Models: Ford F Super Duty Motor Home Chassis Year: 1999

Number Involved: 19,187

Dates of Manufacture: January- November 1998

Defect: The accelerator cable on the motor home chassis is susceptible to freezing. Water can accumulate in the end fitting and can freeze. The ice could prevent the accelerator from returning to idle. Increased stopping distance would be result increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: Dealers will replace the accelerator cable with a revised accelerator cable. Owner notification began Dec. 1, 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

[NHTSA Recall No. 98V304/Ford Recall No. 98S33]

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.