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Ford F450 And 550 Recalled

Ford Motor Company

Models:

Ford F450 Years: 1999-2001 Ford F550 Years: 1999-2001

Number Involved: 100,000

Dates of Manufacture: January 1998 - September 2000

Defect: On these medium duty trucks equipped with commercial truck tires that have steel cords in the tire sidewall, the valve stems may have been torn or damaged during assembly. They may leak air, causing sidewall damage and, if not maintained, result in a sidewall failure. A failure during inflation of a damaged tire could result in injury to someone near the tire.

Remedy: Dealers will inspect the valve stems for leakage and will replace both the valve stem and the tire if leakage is present. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during March 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

[NHTSA Recall No. 01V046/Ford Recall No. 01S05]