FORD ESCORT 1981: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

Make : FORD Model : ESCORT Year : 1981
Build Dates : 1980-08-01 - 1980-12-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 81V092000
Date Owner's Notified: 1981-08-14 Date Received by ODI: 1981-07-22 Date Added to Database: 1981-07-24
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 112000
Summary:
      SOME OF THE INVOLVED VEHICLES HAVE AN ELECTRICALLY UNGROUNDED FUEL INLET. THESE VEHICLES ARE SUBJECT TO STATIC CHARGE ACCUMULATION AT THE FUEL FILLER PIPE OPENING, WHICH CAN OCCUR IF THESE VEHICLES ARE REFUELED FROM AN ELECTRICALLY UNGROUNDED DISPENSING NOZZLE.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      A GROUNDING CONNECTION FROM THE FILLER PIPE INLET TO THE VEHICLE BODY AND A STATIC ELECTRICITY SUPPRESSION ROD INSIDE THE FILLER PIPE WILL BE INSTALLED AT NO CHARGE TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL INLET.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THIS STATIC CHARGE MAY GENERATE A SPARK OF STATICELECTRICITY WHICH CAN IGNITE FUEL VAPOR AT THE FUEL PIPE OPENING. IF THEVEHICLE"S FUEL TANK IS EITHER REPLACED OR CLEANSED DURING REPAIR, A SPARK OFSTATIC ELECTRICITY GENERATED FURTHER DOWN THE FILLER PIPE MAY IGNITE FUEL VAPORINSIDE THE PIPE. IN EITHER EVENT, FIRE, PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE MAYRESULT.