Description of Recall:
On certain sport utility vehicles, the secondary hood latch may corrode at the latch pivot and stick in the open position. If this occurs and the primary hood latch is either not engaged or is released, a hood fly-up could occur.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will install a secondary hood latch with components that are coated prior to assembly for improved latch pivot corrosion protection. Owner notification was expected to begin during July 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.