Recalls

Find the latest 2001 Ford Explorer Sport recalls as issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Manufacturers.

Dates of Manufacture September 1999 - October 2000
Manufacturer Recall No. 00S45
Models Involved Explorer Sport, Explorer Sport Trac, Ranger
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 00V394
Potential Number of Units Affected 137,700
Remedy Dealers will replace the hood striker. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Dec. 4, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Summary On certain sport utility vehicles with steel hoods and certain pickup trucks equipped with sheet molding compound hoods, a wire-formed hood striker could be susceptible to fatigue fractures. If the hood striker fractures, the hood could fly open while the vehicle is being driven. A hood fly-up while the vehicle is being operated could result in reduced driver visibility and a crash.
Dates of Manufacture September 1999 - October 2000
Manufacturer Recall No. 00S45
Models Involved Explorer Sport, Explorer Sport Trac, Ranger
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 00V394
Potential Number of Units Affected 137,700
Remedy Dealers will replace the hood striker. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Dec. 4, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Summary On certain sport utility vehicles with steel hoods and certain pickup trucks equipped with sheet molding compound hoods, a wire-formed hood striker could be susceptible to fatigue fractures. If the hood striker fractures, the hood could fly open while the vehicle is being driven. A hood fly-up while the vehicle is being operated could result in reduced driver visibility and a crash.