FORD MOTOR: Recalls Explorers, Mountaineers Due To Injury Hazard


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May 8, 2004
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Ford Motor Company is cooperating with the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration by recalling on September 9,2004,
955,732 sport utility vehicles, specifically 2002-2003 Ford
Explorers and 2002-2003 Ford Mountaineers.

On certain sport utility vehicles, the liftgate glass strut may
become disengaged or the hinge may fracture allowing the glass
to fall and possible break. If the hinge should fracture, there
is a potential for the glass to fall and ultimately break.
Minor injuries could occur.

Dealers will have the liftgate glass strut brackets and glass
hinges replaced. For the vehicles built from August 1,2000
through March 3,2002, the dealers will replace the hinges and
liftgate strut bracket. On vehicles built from March 3,2002
through June 23,2003, the dealers will only replace the hinges.
The recall began on September 13,2004.

For more details, contact the Company by Phone: 1-800-392-3673
or contact the NHTSA's auto safety hotline: 1-888-DASH-2-DOT

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