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Release Date:
Applicable Country:
USA
NHTSA Campaign Number:
84V082000
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Component(s):
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
    • STORAGE
      • TANK ASSEMBLY
        • FILLER PIPE AND CAP

Summary

IF TRUCK IS STRUCK FROM THE SIDE, THE CAP ON THE FUEL TANK COULD BECOME UNSEALED, ALLOWING UNSAFE LEAKAGE OF FUEL. THIS IS A FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY". LEAKAGE CAN BE CAUSED BY AN ORANGE-COLORED PLASTIC DIESEL FUEL INFORMATION RING WHICH IS FOUND AROUND THE FUEL TANK NECK, OR BY THE TETHER.

Remedy

UPON INSPECTION, FUEL CAP TETHERS WILL BE REPLACED OR DIESEL FUEL INFORMATION RINGS WILL BE REMOVED.

Notes

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH MIDSHIP FUEL TANK, TETHERED FUELFILLER PIPE CAPS OR DIESEL ENGINES.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL CAPS (LOCKING AND NON-LOCKING).CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LEAKING FUEL COULD CAUSE A FIRE IN THE PRESENCE OF ANIGNITION SOURCE AND COULD RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS ORBYSTANDERS.

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