FORD RANGER 2001: STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS

Make : FORD Model : RANGER Year : 2001
Build Dates : 2000-03-13 - 2000-10-17
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 00V394000
Date Owner's Notified: 2001-01-23 Date Received by ODI: 2000-11-28 Date Added to Database: 2000-11-29
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 00S45
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 137700
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES WITH STEEL HOODS AND CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH SHEET MOLDING COMPOUND HOODS. A WIRE FORMED HOOD STRIKER COULD BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO FATIGUE FRACTURES. IF THE HOOD STRIKER FRACTURES, THE HOOD COULD FLY OPEN WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN.
Consequence:
      A HOOD FLY-UP WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING OPERATED COULD RESULT IN REDUCED DRIVER VISIBILITY.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HOOD STRIKER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 23, 2001.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 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.