1997 Ford Contour Recall | Vehicle Description: Bi-fuel Vehicles Modified To Run On Either Gasoline Or Compressed Natural Gas (cng). The Natural Gas Fuel Tanks Have A Solenoid Shut-off Valve That Stops Fuel Flow From The Fuel

1997 Ford Contour Fuel System, Other,storage Recall | Nov 17, 1997

Vehicle Description: Bi-fuel Vehicles Modified To Run On Either Gasoline Or Compressed Natural Gas (cng). The Natural Gas Fuel Tanks Have A Solenoid Shut-off Valve That Stops Fuel Flow From The Fuel Tank In The Event Of Certain Moderate To Severe Collisions. If The Vehicle Is In A Collision And The Natural Gas Fuel Line Is Damaged, The System Could Leak Natural Gas.fuel Leakage In The Presence Of An Ignition Source Could Result In A Fire.. Follwoing Is The Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Ford Has Requested Owners Of These Vehicles To Have The Cng Fuel System Disabled Under A Previous Recall Campaign And To Only Use Gasoline Fuel Until A Permanent Corrective Action Is Developed. Owners Are Being Alerted To This Solenoid Valve Concern At This Time. The Timing Of Corrective Actions Is Being Delayed To Allow Both Conditions To Be Remedied At One Time. In The Meantime, There Is Not Risk As Long As The Natural Gas System Has Been Disabled And The Vheicle Is Only Operated On Gasoline.
owner Notification Began February 9, 1998.owners Will Be Notified When Service Kits Are Available.owners Who Take Their Vehicles To An Authorized Dealer On An Agreed Upon Service Date And Do Not Receive The Free Remedy Within A Reasonable Time Should Contact Ford At 1-800-392-3673.also Contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Auto Safety Hotline At 1-800-424-9393.

This recall was issued on Nov 17, 1997 for 1997 Ford Contour, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY, in response to Fuel System, Other,storage problems.

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