FORD USPS STRIPPED CHASSIS 2001: SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY:HANGER,BRACKET

Make : FORD Model : USPS STRIPPED CHASSIS Year : 2001
Build Dates : 2000-08-18 - 2001-02-15
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 01V332000
Date Owner's Notified: 2001-11-20 Date Received by ODI: 2001-10-17 Date Added to Database: 2001-10-31
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 01S29
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY:HANGER,BRACKET
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 7306
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: US POSTAL SERVICE STRIPPED CHASSIS. FASTENERS FOR THE SUSPENSION MOUNTING BRACKETS LOCATED ON THE LEFT AND RIGHT FRAME RAIL MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY INSTALLED RESULTING IN EITHER LOOSE OR MISSING FASTENERS.
Consequence:
      LOOSE OR MISSING MOUNTING BRACKET BOLTS COULD RESULT IN A REDUCTION IN HIGH-SPEED VEHICLE HANDLING CAPABILITIES.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR ANY MISSING OR DAMAGED MOUNTING BRACKET BOLTS AND TIGHTEN TO SPECIFICATIONS. DAMAGED COMPONENTS WILL BE REPLACED AND THE FASTENERS WILL BE PROPERLY TIGHTENED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 20, 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 1-866-436-7332.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.