Recall: 1997-2000 Expedition: TRAILER HITCHES

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[FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1013,1017,1018,1020[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
Make: FORD
Model: EXPEDITION
Model Year: 1997-2000
MFG Campaign #: 00S05

Description: TRAILER HITCHES

Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Begin Date of MFG: 7/22/1996
End Date of MFG: 12/9/1999
Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

Number of units affected: 565,800
Date owner notified by MFG: 5/15/2000

Recall Initiator: ODI
MFG's of Recalled Vehicles/Products: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLES. THE TRAILER HITCH ASSEMBLY TO THE FRAME ATTACHING BOLTS COULD LOSE THE CLAMP LOAD.

Consequence Summary: THE TRAILER HITCH COULD THEN SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE.

Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TRAILER HITCH MOUNTING BOLTS AND NUT PLATES.[/FONT]
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Recall Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 15, 2000. 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).[/FONT]
 

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