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04V602000: REAR LIFTGATE RELEASE ROD

NHTSA RECALL BULLETIN


Reference Number(s): 04V602000

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION
Model(s): 2001 Ford Escape

2002 Ford Escape

2003 Ford Escape

2004 Ford Escape

2005 Ford Escape

Campaign No: 04V602000

Mfg. Campaign No: 04V09

Number of Affected Vehicles: 262113

DEFECT SUMMARY
Certain 2004-2005 sport utility vehicles and certain 2001-2003 sport utility vehicle having rear liftgate components serviced with 2004 equivalent components fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 206, "Door Locks And Door Retention Components." The rear liftgate latching system does not meet the inertia load requirement in one direction.
CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY
If the liftgate is left unlocked, there is the potential that it may open during a crash.

CORRECTIVE SUMMARY
Dealers will replace the rear liftgate latch release rod, the release rod attachment clip and the door handle return spring. The recall is expected to begin on January 24, 2005.

OWNER NOTIFICATION
Owners should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Eastern Time. For more information call (800) 424-9393 or (202) 366-0123. For the hearing impaired, call (800) 424-9153.
 

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04V605000: REAR LIFTGATE RELEASE ROD

NHTSA RECALL BULLETIN


Reference Number(s): 04V605000

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION
Model(s): 2001 Mazda Tribute

2002 Mazda Tribute

2003 Mazda Tribute

2004 Mazda Tribute

2005 Mazda Tribute

Campaign No: 04V605000

Mfg. Campaign No: 2804L

Number of Affected Vehicles: 49800

Beginning Date of Manufacture: 2003 06 06

Ending Date of Manufacture: 2004 07 30

DEFECT SUMMARY
Certain 2004-2005 sport utility vehicles and certain 2001-2003 sport utility vehicle having rear liftgate components serviced with 2004 equivalent components fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 206, "Door Locks And Door Retention Components." The rear liftgate latching system does not meet the inertia load requirement in one direction.

CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY
If the liftgate is left unlocked, there is the potential that it may open during a crash.

CORRECTIVE SUMMARY
Dealers will replace the rear liftgate latch release rod, the release rod attachment clip and the door handle return spring.

OWNER NOTIFICATION
The recall is expected to begin during January 2005. Owners should contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Eastern Time. For more information call (800) 424-9393 or (202) 366-0123. For the hearing impaired, call (800) 424-9153.
 
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