|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|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
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
[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.