Ford Recalls 40,000 Minivans and 1,700 F-150 Pickups Because of Defects

DEARBORN, Mich. September 7, 2004; The AP reported that Ford Motor Co. is recalling 40,031 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans because cracks could form in the wheel hubs, the company said Tuesday.

Minivans from the 2004 model year are involved in the recall. The Freestar and the Monterey were new vehicles in Ford's lineup this year.

Ford spokesman Glenn Ray said internal testing showed that cracks could form in the steel hub, which connects the wheels to the axle. Ray said there have been no customer complaints or injuries due to that defect and dealers will correct the problem for free.

Ray also said the company is recalling 1,700 F-150 pickups from the 2004 model year because the fuel tank could leak if it gets too hot. Ray said there also have been no customer complaints or injuries due to that defect, which was discovered during company tests. Dealers also will correct that problem for free.

Ford plans to begin notifying customers of both recalls within the next few weeks, Ray said.

Ford Motor Co.: http://www.ford.com

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