1984 Ford RANGER Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly Filler Pipe And Cap Recall

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1984 Ford RANGER Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly Filler Pipe And Cap Recall

 NHTSA Recall #28001
NHTSA Compaign #84V082000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerFORD MOTOR COMPANY
 SupplierFORD
 BrandFORD
 ModelRANGER
 Model Year1984
 ComponentFUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP
 Date of notification22/10/84
 Begin date of manufacuring01/09/82
 End date of manufacturing01/06/84
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received09/07/84
 Report created31/07/84
Regulation part number571
FMV safety standard number301
Estimated number of affected units302500
 Defect summaryIf 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.
 Consequence summary
 Corrective actionUpon inspection, fuel cap tethers will be replaced or diesel fuel information rings will be removed.
 Recall notesVehicle 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.
  • 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.
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    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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