If a bracket and gas assist cylinder were to detach completely from the liftgate and no longer bear against the liftgate as intended, the remaining assist cylinder would not hold the liftgate in an open position. Personal injury could occur.

Structure — Body — Hatchback/Liftgate — Support Device

Date Announced
JAN 31, 1996
Vehicles Affected
1,029,380
NHTSA Campaign #
95I007000
Summary
Vehicle description: Multi-purpose passenger vehicles. This is not a safety recall in accordance with federal regulation 573. However, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the Agency. The campaign will reinforce the bracket attachments of the rear liftgate gas assist cylinders which could pull away from the inside of the liftgate.
Actions
Ford dealers will reinforce the bracket attachments.
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