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These hot particles may ignite the air filter element with the potential for air induction system damage or underhood fire.

Engine And Engine Cooling

Summary
On certain vans, the air filter element material process resulted in an air filter paper element that can smolder or burn. This change in filter paper composition combined with the configuration of the air induction system, may allow hot carbon particles to contact the air filter element during certain driving conditions that create hot particles.
Actions
Dealers will inspect and replace the air filter element. The recall began September 27, 2004. Owners should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. Also Ford is extending the limited warranty (for a one time replacement) of the ABS module for a total of 10 years or 150,000 miles from the warranty start date, whichever occurs first. If your vehicle has already accumulated more than 150,000 miles, this coverage will last until September 30, 2005.
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Date Announced
SEP 13, 2004
Vehicles Affected
253,076
Ford Recall #
04S23
NHTSA Campaign #
04V445000
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