FORD CROWN VICTORIA 2002: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Make : FORD Model : CROWN VICTORIA Year : 2002
Build Dates : 2001-05-10 - 2002-03-22
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 02V249000
Date Owner's Notified: 2002-09-13 Date Received by ODI: 2002-09-06 Date Added to Database: 2002-09-25
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 02S39
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 574
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN NATURAL GAS MODEL VEHICLES, A T-FITTING THAT CONNECTS FUEL TANKS "3 AND "4 CAN DEVELOP A LEAK WHEN THE SOLENOID VALVES ARE ENERGIZED, SUCH AS WHEN THE IGNITION SWITCH IS IN THE ON POSITION OR DURING REFUELING.
Consequence:
      A GAS LEAK OF SUFFICIENT QUANTITY CONCENTRATED IN AN AREA TO CREATE A COMBUSTIBLE MIXTURE AND IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSTALL A REDESIGNED "T" FITTING ON "4 FUEL TANK AND TESTED FOR LEAKAGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 13, 2002. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.