FORD ESCORT 1983: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

Make : FORD Model : ESCORT Year : 1983
Build Dates : 1982-08-01 - 1982-08-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 82V088000
Date Owner's Notified: 1982-09-01 Date Received by ODI: 1982-09-16 Date Added to Database: 1982-09-24
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
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Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2800
Summary:
      DURING A CRASH BARRIER TEST, THE RUBBER HOSE CONNECTING THE FUEL TANK AND THE METAL FILLER PIPE VENT TUBE WAS CUT, RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE. THE INVOLVED VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY".
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL INSTALL A BRACE BETWEEN THE RIGHT SIDE REAR QUARTER PANEL AND THE BODY SIDE RAIL TO IMPROVE FUEL TANK IMPACT RESISTANCE.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 301
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL TANK AND FILLER BRACKET.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: FUEL LEAKAGE FOLLOWING AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT IN AVEHICLE FIRE AND INJURIES TO VEHICLE PASSENGERS.