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Release Date:
Applicable Country:
USA
NHTSA Campaign Number:
76V015000
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Component(s):
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
    • EXHAUST SYSTEM
      • MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE

Notes

FORD CAMPAIGN NO 183. POSSIBILITY THAT THE EXHAUST SYSTEM MUFFLER THATINCORPORATES AN INTEGRAL, SOLID, CLOSED-END BRUSH SHIELD MAY EXPERIENCE MUFFLERFAILURE DUE TO EXCESSIVE HEAT BUILD-UP. THE TYPICAL LOCATION OF FAILURE INMUFFLER ALLOWS HIGH TEMPERATURE EXHAUST GASES TO BE DIRECTED AGAINST THE FLOORPAN IN SUCH A MANNER THAT COULD RESULT IN HEAT DAMAGE TO AN OPTIONAL AUXILIARYPOLYETHYLENE AUXILIARY FUEL TANK AND ADJACENT FUEL HOSE, WIRING HARNESS,AUXILIARY FUEL TANK HOSE AND FRONT INBOARD SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES. IF THISCONDITION EXISTS AND THE INSULATION IS MISSING FROM THE WIRING HARNESS, ITCOULD PROVIDE A NEARBY SOURCE OF IGNITION SHOULD FUEL SPILLAGE OCCURS DUE TOTHERMAL DAMAGE TO AUXILIARY FUEL TANK. (CORRECT BY INPSECTING AND INSTALLINGMUFFLERS WHERE NECESSARY AND REPALCE OR REPAIR FUEL TANK, WIRING HARNESS ANDSEAT BELT COMPONENTS).

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