1999 Ford F-350 Air Bags Frontal Sensor Control Module Recall

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1999 Ford F-350 Air Bags Frontal Sensor Control Module Recall

 NHTSA Recall #11272
NHTSA Compaign #98V303000
MFG Compaign #98S34
 ManufacturerFORD MOTOR COMPANY
 SupplierFORD
 BrandFORD
 ModelF-350
 Model Year1999
 ComponentAIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
 Date of notification03/01/99
 Begin date of manufacuring25/09/98
 End date of manufacturing25/09/98
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received01/12/98
 Report created02/12/98
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units20
 Defect summaryVehicle description: light duty trucks. The cast tow hooks changes the crash pulse of the vehicle in frontal barrier impacts and the air bag sensor was not calibrated to this new crash pulse which may cause the air bags to deploy in lower speed impacts than design intent.
 Consequence summaryUnexpected air bag deployment can result in personal injury.
 Corrective actionDealers will replace the cast tow hooks with forged hooks.
 Recall notesOwner notification is expected to begin january 3, 1999. 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. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
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    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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