FORD ESCORT 1981: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Make : FORD Model : ESCORT Year : 1981
Build Dates : 1980-09-01 - 1980-10-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 80V142000
Date Owner's Notified: 1980-10-23 Date Received by ODI: 1980-11-04 Date Added to Database: 1980-12-09
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 11500
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, METAL FASTENERS THAT WERE USED TO SECURE THE CARPETING TO THE FLOOR PAN MAY HAVE ACCIDENTALLY PENETRATED THE TOP OF THE FUEL TANK. THIS WOULD RESULT IN A SLIGHT FUEL LEAK.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL INSPECT VEHICLES FOR PENETRATION OF THE FUEL TANK BY CARPET FASTENERS. ANY LEAKING FUEL TANKS WILL BE REPLACED AND THE FLOOR PAN WILL BE SEALED, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNERS.
Report Initiator: OVSC V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 301
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL TANK.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: FUELLEAKAGE MAY LEAD TO A VEHICLE FIRE AND PERSONALINJURY.