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Friday, March 14, 2008

INTERCONTINENTAL AUTO PARTS Recalls FUEL FILTERS, AND PUROLATOR

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
FORD / BRONCO
1978-1980
FORD / COUNTRY SQUIRE
1977
FORD / E SERIES
1977-1980
FORD / F SERIES (LIGHT)
1978-1982
FORD / F SERIES (MEDIUM)
1978-1982
FORD / FAIRMONT
1980
FORD / GRANADA
1979-1980
FORD / LTD
1977 1979-1980
FORD / MUSTANG
1979-1980
FORD / PINTO
1975
FORD / RANCHERO
1979
FORD / THUNDERBIRD
1977-1980
INTERCONTINENTAL / ALG 44/1
9999
LINCOLN / VERSAILLES
1980
MERCURY / BOBCAT
1975
MERCURY / CAPRI
1977 1979-1980
MERCURY / COLONY PARK
1977 1979-1980
MERCURY / COUGAR
1977-1980
MERCURY / GRAND MARQUIS
1977 1979-1980
MERCURY / MONARCH
1979-1980
MERCURY / ZEPHYR
1980
PUROLATOR / F10024
9999
Manufacturer : INTERCONTINENTAL AUTO PARTS Mfr's Report Date : MAR 03, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08E019000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1937
Summary:
 INTERCONTINENTAL AUTO PARTS IS RECALLING 1,937 FUEL FILTERS, P/NOS ALG 44/1 AND PUROLATOR F10024, SHIPPED BETWEEN JANUARY 14 AND FEBRUARY 13, 2008, SOLD FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE FILTER'S OUTLET CAP MAY NOT BE SECURELY CRIMPED TO THE HOUSING. THIS COULD RESULT IN A SEPARATION OF FILTER'S OUTLET CAP FROM THE HOUSING.
Consequence:
 IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS WHILE ATTEMPTING TO START THE VEHICLE, A NO START CONDITION MAY RESULT AND FUEL MAY BE PUMPED ONTO THE GROUND. IF THIS OCCURS WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, THE ENGINE MAY STOP DUE TO INADEQUATE FUEL SUPPLY. IF AN IGNITION SOURCE WERE PRESENT, FUEL LEAKAGE MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
 INTERCONTINENTAL WILL REPLACE THE FUEL FILTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT INTERCONTINENTAL AT 800-451-2593.
Notes:
 THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO INTERCONTINENTAL AFTERMARKET FUEL FILTERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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