2000 FORD EXPLORER SPORT

Report Date:
November 28, 2000
Campaign Number:
00V394000
Component:
STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS

Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 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.

Consequence Summary:
A HOOD FLY-UP WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING OPERATED COULD RESULT IN REDUCED DRIVER VISIBILITY.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HOOD STRIKER.