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1983 Ford Thunderbird Recall Information
ComponentFUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
ManufacturerFEDERAL-MOGUL CORPORATION
NHTSA Campaign ID07E064000
SummaryCERTAIN FEDERAL-MOGUL AFTERMARKET FUEL PUMPS SOLD UNDER THE BRAND NAMES OF CARTER, ACCUFLOW, NAPA, TRUFLOW, PARTS DEPO, AND PARTS MASTER, SHIPPED BETWEEN AUGUST 2006 AND JULY 2007 FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE FUEL PUMP DIAPHRAGM IN CERTAIN PRODUCTION RUNS MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY INSTALLED OR INADEQUATELY TESTED WHICH MAY CAUSE THE FUEL PUMP TO LEAK.
ConsequenceA LEAKING FUEL PUMP COULD CREATE A VEHICLE FIRE HAZARD.
RemedyFEDERAL-MOGUL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 15, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FEDERAL-MOGUL AT 248-354-7700.
NotesTHIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET CARTER, NAPA, ACCUFLOW, TRU FLOW, PARTS MASTER, AND PARTS DEPOT BRAND FUEL PUMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED MOTOR VEHICLES.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

1983 Ford Thunderbird Recall Information
ComponentPOWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ManufacturerFORD MOTOR COMPANY
Mfr Report Date19821201
NHTSA Campaign ID83V028000
SummaryTHE PARKING GEAR MAY NOT ENGAGE, EVEN THOUGH THE GEAR SHIFT LEVER IS PLACED IN THE 'PARK' POSITION. THIS OCCURS IF THE LINKAGE INSIDE THE TRANSMISSION THAT ACTUATES THE PARK GEAR WAS IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED. A PIN THAT RETAINS COMPONENTS ON A LINKAGE (ACTUATING) ROD COULD BREAK AND THE LINKAGE MAY NOT ENGAGE THE PARKING GEAR.
RemedyDEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE PARKING PAWL ACTUATING ROD ASSEMBLY.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVETRANSMISSIONS.SYSTEM: POWER TRAIN; TRANSMISSION, PARKING PAWL ACTUATING ASSEMBLY.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE PARKING BRAKE IS NOT APPLIED AND THE PARKINGGEAR DOES NOT ENGAGE, UNEXPECTED VEHICLE MOVEMENT COULD CAUSE AN ACCIDENT ANDPERSONAL INJURY.NOTE: DRIVERS SHOULD ALWAYS APPLY THE PARKING BRAKE WHENEVER LEAVING THEVEHICLE.

1983 Ford Thunderbird Recall Information
ComponentFUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
ManufacturerFORD MOTOR COMPANY
Mfr Report Date19830101
NHTSA Campaign ID83V012000
SummarySOME OF THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH FUEL TANKS THAT HAVE INADEQUATELY WELDED FRONT SEAMS THAT CAN LEAK.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL DETERMINE IF THE VEHICLE WAS CORRECTED AT THE FACTORY; IF NOT, THE FUEL TANK WILL BE REPLACED AT NO CHARGE TO THE OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.8 LITER ENGINES.SYSTEM: FUEL SYSTEMS; FUEL TANK.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LEAKING FUEL, IN COMBINATION WITH A SOURCE OF IGNITION,COULD RESULT IN A FIRE AND PERSONAL INJURY.NOTE: THE OWNER SHOULD NOT OPERATE HIS VEHICLE UNTIL THE NECESSARY CORRECTIONIS MADE.

1983 Ford Thunderbird Recall Information
ComponentFUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
ManufacturerFORD MOTOR COMPANY
Mfr Report Date19830201
NHTSA Campaign ID83V039000
SummaryFUEL LEAKS COULD DEVELOP IN EITHER OF TWO CONNECTIONS IN A FUEL SUPPLY LINE. ONE CONNECTION UNDER THE VEHICLE MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED OR IMPROPERLY INSTALLED. THE OTHER SUSPECT PART IS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT AND CONTAINS A PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL INSTALL A REVISED DESIGN FUEL LINE VALVE ASSEMBLY WITH NEW HOSE CLAMPS AND REPLACE THE FUEL SUPPLY HOSE CLAMP, IF IT IS DAMAGED OR INCORRECT. NOTIFICATION WAS MADE TO DEALERS PRIOR TO ANY RECORDED VEHICLE SALES, AND VEHICLES SHOULD HAVE BEEN CORRECTED BEFORE FINAL DELIVERY.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.3 LITER TURBO ENGINES.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL INLET LINE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF EITHER OF THESE CONNECTIONS SEPARATE OR LEAK, FUELSPILLAGE COULD RESULT, AND IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULTIN FIRE.NOTE: OWNERS ARE CAUTIONED NOT TO OPERATE THEIR VEHICLES UNTIL CORRECTIVEACTION HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

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Data updated December 2013