FORD RANGER 1983: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE

Make : FORD Model : RANGER Year : 1983
Build Dates : 1982-01-01 - 1982-02-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 82V033000
Date Owner's Notified: 1982-05-03 Date Received by ODI: 1982-04-12 Date Added to Database: 1982-04-23
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 24
Summary:
      ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES, THE MUFFLER GRASS SHIELDS WERE INADVERTENTLY OMITTED DURING MANUFACTURE. WITHOUT THE GRASS SHIELD, AND DURING CERTAIN OPERATING CONDITIONS, THE MUFFLER SURFACE TEMPERATURES COULD BECOME HOT ENOUGH TO EXCEED SPECIFIED STANDARDS AND CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR IGNITING TALL GRASSES IF THEY WERE PRESENT BENEATH A STANDING VEHICLE.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL INSTALL GRASS SHIELDS ON ALL AFFECTED VEHICLES AT NO COST TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HIGH ALTITUDE ENGINEEMISSION SYSTEMS.SYSTEM: FUEL; MUFFLER GRASS SHIELDS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: A FIRE COULD START RESULTING IN VEHICLE DAMAGE ANDSERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY.