Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
06E056000UFI FILTERS USA E (Equipment)5864008/04/2006MFRFORD MOTOR COMPANY06/13/200606/23/2006
Defect SummaryCertain aftermarket fuel filters sold under the purolator brand name, p/n f65277, shipped from january 16 through june 2, 2006, for use on the above listed passenger vehicles. due to incorrect design, the quick connectors may not fully seat with the tube interface, even though the person making the connection may believe that the quick connector is fully attached.
Consequence SummaryFailure of this connection could lead to fuel spillage and, in the presence of an ignition source, a fire could occur.
Corrective SummaryUfi will notify owners and replace the filters free of charge. the recall began on august 4, 2006. owners may contact ufi filters usa at 800-230-5876.
NotesThis recall only pertains to ufi filters usa (purolator) aftermarket fuel filters and has no relation to any original equipment installed on the listed passenger vehicles.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.

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - CARBURETOR SYSTEM
0018309/04/2000618588Concerns with the intake manifold leaking or weeping coolant from passenger side gasket at right rear corner of head-to-manifold joint. *jb04/17/2001
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
039805/12/200310002780Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illumination with diagnostic trouble codes p0442, p0455, p0456, p0457, p1442 or check fuel cap lamp illuminated with diagnostic trouble code p0457. *tt09/17/2003

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
12/02/2011140000
 So i thought i had a simple thermostat issue. went to change the thermostat and noticed the manifold housing (plastic) had a nice crack in it. when doing research on this, i noticed there have been numerous complaints/instances of this happening to other people. now i am in the process of finding a new intake manifold and will have to pay to have it installed. this seems to be an issue that the department of transportation should be involved in. poor manufacture design with numerous incidents of failure that result in unnecessary high repair costs placed on the consumer. i am the original owner of this vehicle and think it is rediculous!
12/02/2011140000
 So i thought i had a simple thermostat issue. went to change the thermostat and noticed the manifold housing (plastic) had a nice crack in it. when doing research on this, i noticed there have been numerous complaints/instances of this happening to other people. now i am in the process of finding a new intake manifold and will have to pay to have it installed. this seems to be an issue that the department of transportation should be involved in. poor manufacture design with numerous incidents of failure that result in unnecessary high repair costs placed on the consumer. i am the original owner of this vehicle and think it is rediculous!
12/02/2011140000
 So i thought i had a simple thermostat issue. went to change the thermostat and noticed the manifold housing (plastic) had a nice crack in it. when doing research on this, i noticed there have been numerous complaints/instances of this happening to other people. now i am in the process of finding a new intake manifold and will have to pay to have it installed. this seems to be an issue that the department of transportation should be involved in. poor manufacture design with numerous incidents of failure that result in unnecessary high repair costs placed on the consumer. i am the original owner of this vehicle and think it is rediculous!
12/02/2011140000
 So i thought i had a simple thermostat issue. went to change the thermostat and noticed the manifold housing (plastic) had a nice crack in it. when doing research on this, i noticed there have been numerous complaints/instances of this happening to other people. now i am in the process of finding a new intake manifold and will have to pay to have it installed. this seems to be an issue that the department of transportation should be involved in. poor manufacture design with numerous incidents of failure that result in unnecessary high repair costs placed on the consumer. i am the original owner of this vehicle and think it is rediculous!
12/02/2011140000
 So i thought i had a simple thermostat issue. went to change the thermostat and noticed the manifold housing (plastic) had a nice crack in it. when doing research on this, i noticed there have been numerous complaints/instances of this happening to other people. now i am in the process of finding a new intake manifold and will have to pay to have it installed. this seems to be an issue that the department of transportation should be involved in. poor manufacture design with numerous incidents of failure that result in unnecessary high repair costs placed on the consumer. i am the original owner of this vehicle and think it is rediculous!
12/02/2011140000
 So i thought i had a simple thermostat issue. went to change the thermostat and noticed the manifold housing (plastic) had a nice crack in it. when doing research on this, i noticed there have been numerous complaints/instances of this happening to other people. now i am in the process of finding a new intake manifold and will have to pay to have it installed. this seems to be an issue that the department of transportation should be involved in. poor manufacture design with numerous incidents of failure that result in unnecessary high repair costs placed on the consumer. i am the original owner of this vehicle and think it is rediculous!
06/01/2011
 I noticed a fuel leak when i filled up my tank. it was quite bad! and was a definate safety risk! i checked under car and found the fuel neck has a plastic cover to protect from road hazards?? that plastic cover allows dirt and moisture to collect around the fuel neck. the neck inside was rusted completely through. there is essentially a 2 inch hole in the fuel neck! i had to replace the entire fuel neck to fix the problem. i checked online and apparently this is very common with 1999 - 2004 mustangs. it's also very dangerous since gas comes pouring out of the bottom of the car.
06/01/2011
 I noticed a fuel leak when i filled up my tank. it was quite bad! and was a definate safety risk! i checked under car and found the fuel neck has a plastic cover to protect from road hazards?? that plastic cover allows dirt and moisture to collect around the fuel neck. the neck inside was rusted completely through. there is essentially a 2 inch hole in the fuel neck! i had to replace the entire fuel neck to fix the problem. i checked online and apparently this is very common with 1999 - 2004 mustangs. it's also very dangerous since gas comes pouring out of the bottom of the car.
06/01/2011
 I noticed a fuel leak when i filled up my tank. it was quite bad! and was a definate safety risk! i checked under car and found the fuel neck has a plastic cover to protect from road hazards?? that plastic cover allows dirt and moisture to collect around the fuel neck. the neck inside was rusted completely through. there is essentially a 2 inch hole in the fuel neck! i had to replace the entire fuel neck to fix the problem. i checked online and apparently this is very common with 1999 - 2004 mustangs. it's also very dangerous since gas comes pouring out of the bottom of the car.
04/09/20091401801
 When filling up with fuel, gas leaks out of the filler tube leaving a huge puddle of gasoline on the ground. this is extremely dangerous and could cause a fire. when looked at, the filler tube is rusted out. ford should issue a recall on this, because it is so dangerous. *tr
12/24/20081380001
 Every time i put fuel in the car, it starts leaking out. it leaves quite a big puddle of gas on the ground. when i stop putting gas in, the leak stops. i don't believe i am losing any at the gas tank, just when filling up. *tr
11/05/20081320001
 I have written to ford concerning a fuel leak on my 2000 mustang. i was advised to take it to my dealer to diagnose the problem. the service technician informed me that the fuel filler neck was rusted out and had a hole in it due to the placement of a shield on the tube. the shield held in dirt and water which allowed it to rust. it will cost approximately $431.35 to repair. this problem was caused by a design flaw by ford. it is extremely dangerous. i cannot put gas in my car when my children are in it for fear that it will catch on fire. the gas just pours out onto the pavement. ford needs to issue a recall on this immediately. i should not have to pay for ford?s mistake. i have a copy of the invoice as well as the repair quote from ramey ford in johnson city,tn. i will fax it to you if you wish. ford has sent me an email stating that not all complaints get investigated. this is a serious safety issue. these cars could possibly catch on fire and explode if this problem is not addressed. all mustang owners whose cars have had this shield placed on the fuel filler tube need to be aware of this safety hazard before someone gets seriously injured or killed. this issue needs to be investigated and fixed immediately. i don't know if any other mustang owners have reported this to the nhtsa but i have seen postings from mustang owners on several internet forums complaining about this same issue. please let me know if there is any more information that you need. *tr
01/01/2002412/18/2000
 The consumer stated that the fuel pump failed three times and the fuel pump control module failed one time also, fuel pump gasket failed one time and replaced. *yh
01/01/2002412/18/2000
 The consumer stated that the fuel pump failed three times and the fuel pump control module failed one time also, fuel pump gasket failed one time and replaced. *yh
1
 Fuel system failed. nlm
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - CARBURETOR SYSTEM
2
 Valve cover failed, due to carbon build up in the intake manifold. *yh
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
07/23/2002607/01/2000
 Engine died as approaching stop sign while clutch pedal was depressed. has occurred 5-6 times, usually when traveling up an incline.*ak
07/10/2001112/01/1999
 Master cylinder problems. was replaced/repaired by dealership and returned. brake still makes funny noise and is still mushy when applied. fuel injection has be repaired 4 going on 5 times now. engine makes a pinging/diesel sound when driven at constant rate of speed. sometimes at 30 mph, sometimes at highway speeds. sensors have been replaced, injectors have been replaced and still not fixed. at idle/stop car jumps forward without accelorator applied.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
10/23/200765728101/23/2001
 My mustang developed a fuel leak as the result of the fuel tank filler necks grommet failing. i initially smelled gas and after filling up the tank and parking on a hill i notice a large spot of gasoline on the pavement below. *tr
09/04/200117403210/01/2001
 On 8/27/2001 i took our car to our ford dealer due to it feeling lit it was running out of gas even thought it had gas. they could not find anything wrong. on 09/02/2001 while driving to california we had the same problem. due to it being a holiday weekend it could not be looked at until 09/04/2001. future ford of roseville calif. had to replace the fuel tank sender, cluster asy. sndr & pump asy. and filter asy. on our way home from a trip to ca. on 05/30/02 we had the same problem again, this time while on hwy 50 in utah. the car bucked and acted like it was out of gas. it stalled resulting in no power for steering or braking. while trying to steer the car to the side of the road on a curve, it went across the road in front of oncoming cars, almost resulting in a accident. *jb ***dimsii ivoq entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis****762652
09/20/1999
 Was at gas station & filled vehicle with fuel. engine check light came on & stayed. took vehicle to dealer & was informed by mechanic the cap not on tight & vehicle needed to be recomputerized. the problem with engine check light has reappeared. the vehicle also giving a code of loss of fuel. *ak
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - FILLER PIPE AND CAP
01/28/200315
 When filling gas the gas pours out of the fill pipe befor it has shut off the pump. this has happened at most pumps that i have visited. there is no way to tell your are near the top of the tank. the gas just spills out for a few seconds. could cause fires, enviromental damage and damage to paint on cars.
08/01/20024
 Consumer cannot fill up gas tank completely. vehicle checked by dealer 4 times, and problem still exists. dealer has replaced fuel filler pipe, tube assembly, fuel vapor control valve solenoid and fuel vapor storage canister assembly.*ak
01/22/2002103/01/2000
 Whenever i try and fuel the car the nozzle cuts off. this means i have to fill cans and then transfer fuel to the tank with a funnel. *ak