2003 Ford CROWN VICTORIA Fuel System, Other Storage Tank Assembly Recall

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2003 Ford CROWN VICTORIA Fuel System, Other Storage Tank Assembly Recall

 NHTSA Recall #42231
NHTSA Compaign #03V472000
MFG Compaign #03S08
 Model Year2003
 Date of notification07/01/04
 Begin date of manufacuring24/09/22
 End date of manufacturing24/09/22
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received06/11/03
 Report created19/11/03
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units4218
 Defect summaryOn certain natural gas vehicles, if a flame from a vehicle interior fire becomes locally directed at the natural gas fuel tank located immediately behind the rear seat, the flame could damage the fiberglass wrap on the tank weakening the tank.
 Consequence summaryIf the strength of the tank is significantly compromised, it could rupture, increasing the risk of a fire.
 Corrective actionDealers will install an insulator behind the current seat back. Owner notification began on january 7, 2004. Owners should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.
 Recall notesFord recall no. 03s08. Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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