2003 Ford F-150VIN: 1FTRW08L13KB17454

Vehicle Overview

Year:
2003
Make:
Ford
Model:
F-150
Trim Package:
N/A
VIN:
1FTRW08L13KB17454
Transmission Type:
AUTOMATIC
Engine Compressor Type:
NA
Engine Fuel Type:
regular unleaded
Tier Five - Vehicle Market Perception:
N/A
Doors:
Vehicle Style:
Crew Cab Pickup
Vehicle Type:
Truck
Primary Body Type:
Truck
Engine Cylinder:
8
Engine Size:
4.6
Vehicle Size:
Large

Vital Stats

Engine 2l 4 cylinders
4.6l 8 cylinders
Transmission N/A
N/A
Drivetrain
N/A
Seating 4
N/A
MPG 22 City / 31 HWY
N/A
Invoice Price $38,911
N/A

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Recall Subject:

All Products Associated with this Service Bulletin

Model:
F-150
Make:
FORD
Year:
2003
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Manufacturing Begin Date:
2003-04-24
Manufacturing End Date:
2003-04-25
Recalled Component ID:
03S07
Recall Number:
03V349000
Organization:
Ford Motor Company
Recall Date:
2003-10-01
Component Description:
STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT PITMAN
Component Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Code:
V
Potential Units Affected:
300
Notification Date:
2003-09-30
Initiator:
MFR
Report Date:
2003-09-22
Part Number:
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Number:

Details

Defect Summary:

ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, THE PITMAN ARM TO STEERING GEAR RETAINING NUT WAS NOT FULLY TIGHTENED TO THE REQUIRED SPECIFICATION.

Consequence Summary:

IF THE PITMAN ARM TO GEARBOX ATTACHMENT NUT LOOSENS, A NOISE AND A LOOSE FEEL IN THE STEERING COULD OCCUR. IF THE CONDITION PROGRESSED AND SERVICE WAS NOT SOUGHT, THE NUT COULD BACK OFF COMPLETELY AND THE PITMAN ARM COULD SEPARATE FROM THE GEAR CAUSING A LOSS OF STEERING. IF THE WARNING IS NOT HEEDED AND STEERING IS LOST, A CRASH MAY RESULT.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL TIGHTEN THE PITMAN ARM RETAINING NUT TO SPECIFICATIONS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON OCTOBER 1, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.

Notes:

FORD RECALL NO. 03S07.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Recall Subject:

All Products Associated with this Service Bulletin

Model:
F-150
Make:
FORD
Year:
2003
Manufacturer:
SABRY LEE, INC.
Manufacturing Begin Date:
N/A
Manufacturing End Date:
N/A
Recalled Component ID:
Recall Number:
06E052000
Organization:
Ford Motor Company
Recall Date:
2006-06-14
Component Description:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Component Manufacturer:
SABRY LEE, INC.
Code:
E
Potential Units Affected:
14616
Notification Date:
2006-06-12
Initiator:
OVSC
Report Date:
2006-06-12
Part Number:
571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Number:
108

Details

Defect Summary:

CERTAIN EAGLE EYES HEADLAMPS, P/NOS. FR208-B101R, FR208-B101L, FR208-B001R, AND FR208-B001L, SOLD FOR USE AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE PHOTOMETRIC REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.

Consequence Summary:

DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

SABRY LEE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER FULL CREDIT FOR ANY NONCOMPLIANT HEADLAMP. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON JUNE 14, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABRY LEE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE AT 1-866-467-2279.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SA

Recall Subject:

All Products Associated with this Service Bulletin

Model:
F-150
Make:
FORD
Year:
2003
Manufacturer:
UFI FILTERS USA
Manufacturing Begin Date:
N/A
Manufacturing End Date:
N/A
Recalled Component ID:
Recall Number:
06E056000
Organization:
Ford Motor Company
Recall Date:
2006-08-04
Component Description:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Component Manufacturer:
UFI FILTERS USA
Code:
E
Potential Units Affected:
58640
Notification Date:
2006-06-23
Initiator:
MFR
Report Date:
2006-06-13
Part Number:
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Number:

Details

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.

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 S

Recall Subject:

All Products Associated with this Service Bulletin

Model:
F-150
Make:
FORD
Year:
2003
Manufacturer:
MAXZONE AUTO PARTS CORPORATION
Manufacturing Begin Date:
N/A
Manufacturing End Date:
N/A
Recalled Component ID:
Recall Number:
06E067000
Organization:
Ford Motor Company
Recall Date:
2006-07-28
Component Description:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Component Manufacturer:
MAXZONE AUTO PARTS CORPORATION
Code:
E
Potential Units Affected:
19413
Notification Date:
2006-08-01
Initiator:
OVSC
Report Date:
2006-08-01
Part Number:
571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Number:
108

Details

Defect Summary:

CERTAIN MAXZONE HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLIES, DEPO BRAND, P/NOS. 331-1129L-ASN AND 331-1129R-ASN, SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE PHOTOMETRIC REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.

Consequence Summary:

DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

MAXZONE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER REIMBURSEMENT FOR ANY NONCOMPLIANT HEADLIGHTS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 28, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAXZONE AT 909-822-3288.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY FORD MOTOR COMPANY.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY

Recall Subject:

All Products Associated with this Service Bulletin

Model:
F-150
Make:
FORD
Year:
2003
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Manufacturing Begin Date:
2002-07-29
Manufacturing End Date:
2003-10-30
Recalled Component ID:
05S28
Recall Number:
07V078000
Organization:
Ford Motor Company
Recall Date:
2007-03-12
Component Description:
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Component Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Code:
V
Potential Units Affected:
155584
Notification Date:
2007-03-06
Initiator:
ODI
Report Date:
2007-03-06
Part Number:
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Number:

Details

Defect Summary:

ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL, GASOLINE OR NATURAL GAS ENGINES, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY OVERHEAT.

Consequence Summary:

OVERHEATING COULD RESULT IN SMOKE, BURN, OR AN UNDERHOOD FIRE.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A FUSED WIRING HARNESS INTO THE SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 12, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673. (NOTE: ALSO SEE RECALLS 05V017, 05V388, AND 06V286)

Notes:

FORD RECALL NO. 05S28. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Recall Subject:

All Products Associated with this Service Bulletin

Model:
F-150
Make:
FORD
Year:
2003
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Manufacturing Begin Date:
2002-11-05
Manufacturing End Date:
2004-05-18
Recalled Component ID:
05S28
Recall Number:
07V336000
Organization:
Ford Motor Company
Recall Date:
2007-08-13
Component Description:
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Component Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Code:
V
Potential Units Affected:
3600000
Notification Date:
2007-08-03
Initiator:
ODI
Report Date:
2007-08-03
Part Number:
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Number:

Details

Defect Summary:

ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, PASSENGER VEHICLES, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MOTOR HOMES CHASSIS, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, LEAK INTERNALLY AND THEN OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.

Consequence Summary:

THIS COULD RESULT IN AN UNDERHOOD FIRE.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A FUSED WIRING HARNESS. OWNERS OF THE PASSENGER CARS INCLUDED IN THIS CAMPAIGN WILL BE INSTRUCTED TO RETURN THEIR VEHICLES TO THEIR DEALERS TO HAVE THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH DISCONNECTED AS AN INTERIM REPAIR. AS SOON AS REPAIR PARTS ARE AVAILABLE (EXPECTED OCTOBER 2007), OWNERS WILL BE INSTRUCTED TO RETURN TO THE DEALERS FOR INSTALLATION OF A FUSED WIRING HARNESS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 13, 2007, AND MAILING COMPLETED BY SEPTEMBER 19, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-888-222-2751.

Notes:

FORD RECALL NO. 05S28.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION;S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Recall Subject:

All Products Associated with this Service Bulletin

Model:
F-150
Make:
FORD
Year:
2003
Manufacturer:
CEQUENT ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS
Manufacturing Begin Date:
N/A
Manufacturing End Date:
N/A
Recalled Component ID:
Recall Number:
07E066000
Organization:
Ford Motor Company
Recall Date:
2007-09-05
Component Description:
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
Component Manufacturer:
CEQUENT ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS
Code:
E
Potential Units Affected:
175
Notification Date:
2007-08-29
Initiator:
MFR
Report Date:
2007-08-28
Part Number:
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Number:

Details

Defect Summary:

CERTAIN CEQUENT 90 DEGREE 7-WAY RIGHT ANGLE ADAPTORS SOLD BY DISTRIBUTORS IN TOW PACKAGES FOR AFTERMARKET SALES TO TOW 5TH WHEEL RV TRAVEL TRAILERS. DUE TO INCORRECT WIRING OF THE HARNESS, THE TRAILER LIGHTS MAY NOT OPERATE PROPERLY.

Consequence Summary:

IF THE TRAILER LIGHTS ARE NOT WORKING PROPERLY, A VEHICLE CRASH CAN OCCUR.

Corrective Summary:

ALL OF THE DEFECTIVE TOW PACKAGES ARE STILL AT THE DISTRIBUTOR LEVEL AND HAVE NOT BEEN SOLD TO ANY CONSUMERS.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET CEQUENT TOW PACKAGES AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON DAIMLERCHRYSLER, GMC, OR FORD VEHICLES.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLI

Recall Subject:

All Products Associated with this Service Bulletin

Model:
F-150
Make:
FORD
Year:
2003
Manufacturer:
K2 MOTOR CORPORATION
Manufacturing Begin Date:
N/A
Manufacturing End Date:
N/A
Recalled Component ID:
Recall Number:
08E050000
Organization:
Ford Motor Company
Recall Date:
2008-12-17
Component Description:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Component Manufacturer:
K2 MOTOR CORPORATION
Code:
E
Potential Units Affected:
1921
Notification Date:
2008-08-14
Initiator:
OVSC
Report Date:
2008-08-11
Part Number:
571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Number:
108

Details

Defect Summary:

K2 MOTOR IS RECALLING 1,921 AFTERMARKET HEADLAMPS OF VARIOUS MODELS SOLD FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS ARE MISSING THE AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTOR WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."

Consequence Summary:

WITHOUT THE AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTORS, THE LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY BE AFFECTED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

K2 MOTOR WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMEBER 17, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT K2 MOTOR AT 1-909-839-2992.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY HONDA, FORD, OR CHRYSLER LLC. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEH

Recall Subject:

All Products Associated with this Service Bulletin

Model:
F-150
Make:
FORD
Year:
2003
Manufacturer:
SABERSPORT
Manufacturing Begin Date:
N/A
Manufacturing End Date:
N/A
Recalled Component ID:
Recall Number:
09E012000
Organization:
Ford Motor Company
Recall Date:
2009-05-11
Component Description:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Component Manufacturer:
SABERSPORT
Code:
E
Potential Units Affected:
16270
Notification Date:
2009-04-07
Initiator:
OVSC
Report Date:
2009-04-07
Part Number:
571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Number:
108

Details

Defect Summary:

SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.

Consequence Summary:

DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 11, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIAN

Recall Subject:

All Products Associated with this Service Bulletin

Model:
F-150
Make:
FORD
Year:
2003
Manufacturer:
DOPE, INC.
Manufacturing Begin Date:
N/A
Manufacturing End Date:
N/A
Recalled Component ID:
Recall Number:
09E025000
Organization:
Ford Motor Company
Recall Date:
2009-07-28
Component Description:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Component Manufacturer:
DOPE, INC.
Code:
E
Potential Units Affected:
42540
Notification Date:
2009-05-11
Initiator:
OVSC
Report Date:
2009-05-11
Part Number:
571
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Number:
108

Details

Defect Summary:

DOPE, INC. IS RECALLING 42,540 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.

Consequence Summary:

DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

DOPE, INC. WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 28, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DOPE, INC. AT 1-626-272-1798.

Notes:

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIAN

Recall Subject:

All Products Associated with this Service Bulletin

Model:
F-150
Make:
FORD
Year:
2003
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Manufacturing Begin Date:
1995-06-20
Manufacturing End Date:
2004-08-04
Recalled Component ID:
11S21
Recall Number:
11V385000
Organization:
Ford Motor Company
Recall Date:
2011-09-12
Component Description:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING
Component Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Code:
V
Potential Units Affected:
1100000
Notification Date:
2011-08-01
Initiator:
ODI
Report Date:
2011-07-29
Part Number:
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Number:

Details

Defect Summary:

FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN 1997 THROUGH 2003 MODEL YEAR FORD F-150, 2004 MODEL YEAR FORD F-150 HERITAGE, 1997 THROUGH 1999 MODEL YEAR F-250 LESS THAN 8,500 LBS. GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING (GVWR), AND 2002 AND 2003 LINCOLN BLACKWOOD VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 20, 1995, THROUGH AUGUST 4, 2004, ORIGINALLY SOLD, OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO ROAD DEICING CHEMICALS MAY CAUSE SEVERE CORROSION OF THE FUEL TANK STRAPS WHICH SECURE THE TANK TO THE VEHICLE.

Consequence Summary:

AS A RESULT OF THE CORROSION, ONE OR BOTH STRAPS MAY FAIL ALLOWING THE FUEL LINES TO SEPARATE FROM THE TANK, OR IN SOME CASES, CAUSING THE TANK TO CONTACT THE GROUND. EITHER SCENARIO MAY RESULT IN A FUEL LEAK PRESENTING A FIRE HAZARD.

Corrective Summary:

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND INSTRUCT THEM TO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO A FORD OR LINCOLN DEALER TO HAVE THE FUEL TANK STRAPS REPLACED WITH STRAPS THAT HAVE INCREASED CORROSION PROTECTION. EARLY IN THIS CAMPAIGN, IF REPLACEMENT STRAPS ARE NOT AVAILABLE, DEALERS MAY INSTALL A CABLE SUPPORT UNDER THE STRAP AS AN INTERIM REPAIR OR A STEEL REINFORCEMENT OVER THE EXISTING STRAP AS A PERMANENT REPAIR. ANY REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332. FORD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 11S21

Notes:

FORD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 11S21.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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