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2001 FORD E-350 Recall - Campaign #01V114000

 
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2001 FORD E-350 RECALL - #01V114000

RECALL FOR FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE : STORAGE : TANK ASSEMBLY

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: ON CERTAIN VANS WITH AMBULANCE PREP PACKAGES OR OTHER SEVERE-DUTY APPLICATIONS INVOLVING OPERATION AT OR NEAR THE GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT WITH FREQUENT TWISTING OF THE VEHICLE BODY, SUCH AS OFF-ROAD, ROUGH ROAD OR SPEED BUMP EVENTS, THE 35 GALLON MID-SHIP FUEL TANK COULD DEVELOP A CRACK WHERE IT CONTACTS THE FRAME CROSS MEMBER. IF THE FUEL TANK CRACKS, FUEL LEAKAGE COULD OCCUR.

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Vehicle 2001 FORD E-350
Manufacturer FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Manufactured between 4/9/1996 - 11/14/2000
Recalled on 4/23/2001
Influenced by FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Owners Notified on 4/19/2001
# Affected 151,000
Recalled for FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
 
Description VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: ON CERTAIN VANS WITH AMBULANCE PREP PACKAGES OR OTHER SEVERE-DUTY APPLICATIONS INVOLVING OPERATION AT OR NEAR THE GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT WITH FREQUENT TWISTING OF THE VEHICLE BODY, SUCH AS OFF-ROAD, ROUGH ROAD OR SPEED BUMP EVENTS, THE 35 GALLON MID-SHIP FUEL TANK COULD DEVELOP A CRACK WHERE IT CONTACTS THE FRAME CROSS MEMBER. IF THE FUEL TANK CRACKS, FUEL LEAKAGE COULD OCCUR.
Consequences FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Corrective action DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FUEL TANK AND, IF CRACKED, WILL REPLACE THE TANK. INSULATOR PADS WILL BE INSTALLED ON ALL VEHICLES TO REDUCE THE STRESS LEVELS IN THE FUEL TANK. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 19, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
Notes ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
See also 2001 FORD E-350 Recall for VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

2001 FORD E-350 Recall for VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL, CRUISE CONTROL

2001 FORD E-350 Recall for VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Technical Service Bulletins Sep 19, 2007 - 040000 SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
BRAKE BOOSTER SYSTEM MAY EXHIBIT A BRAKE PEDAL KICKBACK AND/OR GRABBING CONDITION WHEN APPLYING THE BRAKES. *NJ

Jul 23, 2007 - 121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
HEADLIGHT ADJUSTMENT NEEDED. *KB

Jan 25, 2006 - 020000 SUSPENSION
VIBRATION/HARSHNESS ABOVE 45 MPH (72 KM/H) AFTER TIRE BALANCE. *TT

Dec 05, 2005 - 121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
HEADLIGHT ADJUSTMENT - CHASSIS CAB INCOMPLETE VEHICLES. *TT

Apr 14, 2005 - 161000 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
CRACKS IN THE LEFT OR RIGHT SPRING TOWER FLANGE. *TT SPRING TOWER WELD REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE. *TT

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