FORD F SUPER DUTY 1997: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

Make : FORD Model : F SUPER DUTY Year : 1997
Build Dates : 1996-04-15 - 1996-07-19
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 96V177000
Date Owner's Notified: 1996-10-11 Date Received by ODI: 1996-09-18 Date Added to Database: 1996-09-26
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5500
Summary:
      A PLASTIC COATED STEEL SUPPORT STRAP FOR THE BATTERY CABLE WAS DAMAGED WHEN IT WAS CRIMPED ONTO THE CABLE.
Consequence:
      THIS DAMAGE CAN RESULT IN THE BATTERY CABLE DEVELOPING A SHORT TO GROUND. A SHORTED BATTERY CABLE CAN RESULT IN A VEHICLE FIRE.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE CABLE INSULATION AND REPLACE THE SUPPORT STRAP WITH A REVISED, UNCRIMPED STRAP ATTACHED WITH TAPE. IN ADDITION, CONVOLUTE WILL BE ADDED BETWEEN THE CABLE AND THE SUPPORT STRAP. DAMAGED BATTERY CABLES WILL BE REPLACED.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION:OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEING OCTOBER 7, 1996. NOTE:OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.