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Recall: 2003 F350/F450 Superduty: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]6162,6163[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
    Make: FORD
    Model: F350/F450 SUPERDUTY
    Model Year: 2003
    MFG Campaign #: 04S15

    Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

    Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
    Begin Date of MFG: 12/1/2002
    End Date of MFG: 3/31/2003
    Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

    Number of units affected: 83,687
    Date owner notified by MFG: 7/23/2004

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

    Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 6.0L DIESEL ENGINES, THE ENGINE GROUND STUD THAT ATTACHES THE NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL EYELET TO THE ENGINE BLOCK MAY BE LOOSE.

    Consequence Summary: IF THE GROUND WIRE IS LOOSE, ELECTRICAL CURRENT MAY FLOW TO THE RADIO SUPPRESSION STRAP CAUSING IT TO HEAT AND POTENTIALLY MELT OR IGNITE ADJACENT COMPONENTS WHICH COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

    Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ENGINE GROUND STUD AND THE RADIO SUPPRESSION STRAP AND ADJACENT COMPONENTS WILL BE INSPECTED FOR DAMAGE AND REPLACED, IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 23, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673. [/FONT]
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    Recall Notes: FORD RECALL NO. 04S15.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).[/FONT]
     

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