Description of Recall:
Vehicles equipped with the "60/40" hinged side cargo doors. The strikers for the 60/40 door single latch system were found to contain stress cracks at the striker lower stake joint. Strikers with stress cracks may not meet the requirements of FMVSS No. 206, "Door Locks and Door Retention Components". In the event of a crash, the door strikers may not hold the door, increasing the risk of personal injury or property damage.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will replace the door striker. Owner notification was to begin during April 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-33673.