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If the strength of the tank is significantly compromised, it could rupture, increasing the risk of a fire.

Fuel System, Other — Storage — Tank Assembly

Summary
On certain natural gas vehicles, if a flame from a vehicle interior fire becomes locally directed at the natural gas fuel tank located immediately behind the rear seat, the flame could damage the fiberglass wrap on the tank weakening the tank.
Actions
Dealers will install an insulator behind the current seat back. Owner notification began on January 7, 2004. Owners should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
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Date Announced
NOV 06, 2003
Vehicles Affected
4,218
Ford Recall #
03S08
NHTSA Campaign #
03V472000
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