Recall: 1999-2006 Explorer/Expedition: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

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[FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]16757,16768,16795,16807,16818,16844,16856,16866,16874[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
Make: FORD
Model: EXPLORER/EXPEDITION
Model Year: 1999-2006

Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: UFI FILTERS USA
Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: E

Number of units affected: 58,640
Date owner notified by MFG: 8/4/2006

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

Defect Summary: CERTAIN AFTERMARKET FUEL FILTERS SOLD UNDER THE PUROLATOR BRAND NAME, P/N F65277, SHIPPED FROM JANUARY 16 THROUGH JUNE 2, 2006, FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. DUE TO INCORRECT DESIGN, THE QUICK CONNECTORS MAY NOT FULLY SEAT WITH THE TUBE INTERFACE, EVEN THOUGH THE PERSON MAKING THE CONNECTION MAY BELIEVE THAT THE QUICK CONNECTOR IS FULLY ATTACHED.

Consequence Summary: FAILURE OF THIS CONNECTION COULD LEAD TO FUEL SPILLAGE AND, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, A FIRE COULD OCCUR.

Corrective Summary: UFI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE FILTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 4, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT UFI FILTERS USA AT 800-230-5876.[/FONT]
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Recall Notes: THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO UFI FILTERS USA (PUROLATOR) AFTERMARKET FUEL FILTERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153).[/FONT]
 

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