If the hinge should fracture, there is a potential for the glass to fall and ultimately break and personal injuries could occur.

Structure — Body — Hatchback/Liftgate — Hinge And Attachments

Summary
On certain sport utility vehicles, the liftgate glass strut may become disengaged or the hinge may fracture allowing the glass to fall and possibly break.
Actions
Dealers will have the liftgate glass strut brackets and glass hinges replaced. For the vehicles built from August 1, 2000 through March 3, 2002, the dealers will replace the hinges and liftgate strut bracket. On vehicles built from March 3, 2002 through June 23, 2003, the dealers will only replace the hinges. The recall began on September 30, 2004. A postcard was sent to owners on December 27, 2004, advising them that parts are now available. Owners should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
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Date Announced
SEP 13, 2004
Vehicles Affected
955,732
Ford Recall #
04S20
NHTSA Campaign #
04V442000
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