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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Ford Motor Company

Models:

Ford F-Super Duty Years: 1999


Number Involved: 3,500
Dates of Manufacture: December 1997 - March 1998
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V070
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect: The accelerator cable on these motor home chassis is susceptible to freezing. Water can accumulate in the end fitting, and at temperatures of 32 degrees Fahrenheit and below, can freeze. The ice could prevent the accelerator from return to idle. Increased stopping distance would be required, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the accelerator cable with a revised accelerator cable. Owner notification began during April 6, 1998.
Owner Notification: Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

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.