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SafetyAlerts
May 26, 2003

Ford Has Recalled Trucks

(SafetyAlerts) - Ford Has released the following information.

Ford Motor Company is conducting a safety recall to inspect the intermediate steering shaft yoke on certain 1997 model year Ford F-150 and F-250 pickups and Ford Expeditions. In the small number of these vehicles in which the intermediate steering shaft yoke was not properly installed, the result ultimately may be a disconnection of the intermediate steering shaft from the steering gear. This is a high-mileage durability issue that may manifest itself into an eventual loss of steering.


About 185,000 vehicles will be inspected in the recall. Ford anticipates that less than one percent of these vehicles will need repair – steering shafts that are not fully seated will be replaced.


Ford and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration identified three alleged minor accidents with two alleged minor injuries during our joint investigation of the condition. Ford will begin sending letters to customers next week with instructions on when to take their vehicles to dealerships. Customers will not be charged for the repairs.


Ford is conducting a safety recall to inspect the intermediate steering shaft yoke on certain 1997 MY Expedition and F-Series trucks.

In the small number of vehicles in which the intermediate steering shaft yoke was not properly installed, the result ultimately may be a disconnection of the intermediate steering shaft from the steering gear. This is a high-mileage durability issue.

Three alleged minor accidents with two alleged minor injuries have been identified.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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