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2003 FORD F-350 Recall - Campaign #04V327000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

2003 FORD F-350 RECALL - #04V327000

RECALL FOR ELECTRICAL SYSTEM : BATTERY

ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 6.0L DIESEL ENGINES, THE ENGINE GROUND STUD THAT ATTACHES THE NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL EYELET TO THE ENGINE BLOCK MAY BE LOOSE.

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Recall Details
Vehicle 2003 FORD F-350
Manufacturer FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Manufactured between 12/1/2002 - 3/31/2003
Recalled on 7/8/2004
Influenced by FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Owners Notified on 7/22/2004
# Affected 83,687
Recalled for ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY
 
Description ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 6.0L DIESEL ENGINES, THE ENGINE GROUND STUD THAT ATTACHES THE NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL EYELET TO THE ENGINE BLOCK MAY BE LOOSE.
Consequences IF THE GROUND WIRE IS LOOSE, ELECTRICAL CURRENT MAY FLOW TO THE RADIO SUPPRESSION STRAP CAUSING IT TO HEAT AND POTENTIALLY MELT OR IGNITE ADJACENT COMPONENTS WHICH COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Corrective action DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ENGINE GROUND STUD AND THE RADIO SUPPRESSION STRAP AND ADJACENT COMPONENTS WILL BE INSPECTED FOR DAMAGE AND REPLACED, IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 23, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
Notes FORD RECALL NO. 04S15.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
See also 2003 FORD F-350 Recall for EXTERIOR LIGHTING, TAIL LIGHTS

2003 FORD F-350 Recall for EXTERIOR LIGHTING, BRAKE LIGHTS
Technical Service Bulletins Apr 28, 2005 - 180000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
MEMONTARY RETURN TO IDLE DURING AGGRESSIVE ACCELERATION - DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0123. *TT

Apr 18, 2005 - 020000 SUSPENSION
VEHICLE LEAN SAG WHEN OBSERVED FROM REAR OF VEHICLE. *EH

Apr 14, 2005 - 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
A COLD WEATHER REVERSE ENGAGEMENT STALL. *TT

Apr 05, 2005 - 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
LACK OF POWER, SURGE, AND/OR DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P2263 OR P0299. *TT

Apr 05, 2005 - 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY
SERVICE TIPS BEFORE ARC WELDING ON THE FRAME OR BODY OF A UNIT. *TT

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