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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-19-01, 09:26 AM
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Just found this News Article. It appears Ford is recalling 710,000 Mercury
Minivans and F Series trucks;

"DEARBORN, Mich., Feb 16 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. said on Friday it was recalling more than 710,000 of its popular pickup trucks and Mercury brand minivans because of possible problems with their fuel systems that could result in fire. The world's No. 2 automaker said the recall involved 435,426 Mercury Villager minivans made between November 1991 and June 1998 and 275,000 of its F-Series trucks manufactured from December 1992 until August 1993.

Ford said the recall of the Villagers was prompted by potential premature aging of a fuel pipe vent hose that could cause it to crack and leak.

The recall of the F-150, F-250 and F-350 pickups involves models equipped with gasoline engines and dual fuel tanks and stemmed from problems with a fuel pressure regulator.

In both cases, there was a potential for fuel leakage and possible vehicle fire. But a Ford spokesman said there had been no reports of accidents or injuries involving any of the recalled vehicles.

Dearborn, Mich.-based Ford has been in the media spotlight since last year's furor over the recall of Firestone tires fitted as standard equipment on its highly popular Explorer sport utility vehicles.

U.S. highway safety regulators have linked 174 deaths to tread separations and blowouts involving the tires, with most of the fatalities occurring in Explorers.

(C) Reuters Limited 2001."

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