Recall: 2001 Expedition: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

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[FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]40274[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
Make: FORD
Model: EXPEDITION
Model Year: 2001
MFG Campaign #: 01S10

Description: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Begin Date of MFG: 2/26/2001
End Date of MFG: 2/28/2001
Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

Number of units affected: 268
Date owner notified by MFG: 3/19/2001

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

Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE INFLATOR CANISTER IN THE DRIVER AIR BAG MODULE MAY HAVE AN INADEQUATE WELD NEAR THE IGNITER.

Consequence Summary: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE DRIVER AIR BAG MAY NOT DEPLOY AS INTENDED, POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN REDUCED OCCUPANT PROTECTION, OR A BURN INJURY.

Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A DRIVER AIR BAG MODULE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 19, 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.[/FONT]
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Recall Notes: 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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