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Recall: 2008 F350/F450: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]17620/17621[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] Make: FORD
    Model: F350/F450
    Model Year: 2008
    MFG Campaign #: 07S50

    Description: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

    Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
    Begin Date of MFG: 12/18/2006
    End Date of MFG: 1/28/2007
    Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

    Number of units affected: 1,022
    Date owner notified by MFG: 4/3/2007

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

    Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH A 6.4L DIESEL ENGINE, INSUFFICIENT CLEARANCE OF THE BATTERY POSITIVE (B+) WIRE TO THE RIGHT HAND SPLASH SHIELD BOLT MAY RESULT IN THE BATTERY B+ WIRE CONTACTING THE SPLASH SHIELD BOLT.

    Consequence Summary: LONG TERM CONTACT COULD CAUSE WIRE CHAFE, RESULTING IN COPPER WIRE BEING EXPOSED. IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS, THE BATTERY B+ WIRE COULD SHORT TO GROUND INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.

    Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BATTERY B+ WIRE LOCATION AND, IF NECESSARY, REPOSITION THE WIRE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 3, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673. [/FONT][FONT=&quot]
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    Recall Notes: FORD RECALL NO. 07S50 CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).[/FONT][FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
     

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