Air Filter Element: Recalls
Recall 04V445000: Air Filter Element Fire Hazard
Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
Ford / E150 2003-2004
Ford / E250 2003-2004
Ford / E350 2003-2004
Ford / E450 2003-2004
Ford / E550 2003-2004
MANUFACTURER: Ford Motor Company
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V445000 Recall Date : SEP 09, 2004
COMPONENT: Engine and Engine Cooling
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 253076
On certain vans, the air filter element material process resulted in an air filter paper element that can smolder or burn. This change in filter paper
composition combined with the configuration of the air induction system, may allow hot carbon particles to contact the air filter element during certain
driving conditions that create hot particles.
These hot particles may ignite the air filter element with the potential for air induction system damage or underhood fire.
Dealers will inspect and replace the air filter element. The recall began September 27, 2004. Owners should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. Also Ford
is extending the limited warranty (for a one time replacement) of the ABS module for a total of 10 years or 150,000 miles from the warranty start date,
whichever occurs first. If your vehicle has already accumulated more than 150,000 miles, this coverage will last until September 30, 2005.
Ford Recall NO. 04S23/customer satisfaction program 04N03. Customers can also contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto
Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).