|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|Contact: Tim Hurd
||Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
Ford Motor Company
Number Involved: 20,000
Dates of Manufacture: August 1994 - March 1995
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V062
Description of Defect: There is interference between the parking brake cable and
the fuel line of these full size vans which, over time, can cause the fuel line to leak. A
fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can result in fire.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the fuel supply line. In addition, a piece of
anti-abrasion insulation will be installed to prevent abrasion of the fuel line.
Owner Notification: Owner notification is expected to begin during April 1998.
Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at
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.