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1979 Ford Bronco Recall Information

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Manufacturer

INTERCONTINENTAL AUTO PARTS

NHTSA Campaign ID08E019000
SummaryINTERCONTINENTAL AUTO PARTS IS RECALLING 1,937 FUEL FILTERS, P/NOS ALG 44/1 AND PUROLATOR F10024, SHIPPED BETWEEN JANUARY 14 AND FEBRUARY 13, 2008, SOLD FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE FILTER'S OUTLET CAP MAY NOT BE SECURELY CRIMPED TO THE HOUSING. THIS COULD RESULT IN A SEPARATION OF FILTER'S OUTLET CAP FROM THE HOUSING.
ConsequenceIF THIS CONDITION OCCURS WHILE ATTEMPTING TO START THE VEHICLE, A NO START CONDITION MAY RESULT AND FUEL MAY BE PUMPED ONTO THE GROUND. IF THIS OCCURS WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, THE ENGINE MAY STOP DUE TO INADEQUATE FUEL SUPPLY. IF AN IGNITION SOURCE WERE PRESENT, FUEL LEAKAGE MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.
RemedyINTERCONTINENTAL WILL REPLACE THE FUEL FILTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN DURING MARCH 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT INTERCONTINENTAL AT 800-451-2593.
NotesTHIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO INTERCONTINENTAL AFTERMARKET FUEL FILTERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY.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 SAFERCAR.GOV.

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STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19780801
NHTSA Campaign ID79V035000
SummaryTHE INVOLVED VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED STEERING ARM KNUCKLES. SHOULD AN IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED STEERING ARM KNUCKLE FRACTURE AND SEPARATE, THE STEERING LINKAGE TIE ROD MAY DISENGAGE FROM THE KNUCKLE.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL INSPECT FOR CRACKING IN THE STEERING ARM KNUCKLES ON ALL VEHICLES AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THEM FREE OF CHARGE.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCKS, LIGHT.SYSTEM: STEERING LINKAGES; STEERING ARM KNUCKLE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: COMPLETE DISENGAGEMENT OF THE STEERING ARM COULD OCCURAT ANY TIME WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, RESULTING IN LOSS OR SERIOUSIMPAIRMENT OF STEERING CONTROL AND THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19780801
NHTSA Campaign ID78V201000
SummaryTHESE TRANSMISSIONS MAY CONTAIN IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED PARKING PAWL ACTUATING RODS. CONSEQUENTLY, THE UNHARDENED CAM SURFACE OF THESE RODS CAN ALLOW THE ROD TO DEFORM DURING USE WITH RESULTANT INCREASE IN SHIFT EFFORTS AND DIFFICULTY IN RELEASING THE PARKING PAWL AND ENGAGING THE PARKING GEAR.
RemedyDEALER WILL REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION PARKING PAWL ACTUATING ROD WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH C-6AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.SYSTEM: POWER TRAIN; TRANSMISSION.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE PARKING GEAR CANNOT BE ENGAGED AND PARKING BRAKEIS NOT SET, THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL FREE, ESPECIALLY IF PARKED ON AN INCLINE,ENDANGERING NEARBY PERSONS AND PROPERTY.NOTE: THE PARKING BRAKE SHOULD BE USED WHENEVER THE VEHICLE IS TO BE LEFTUNATTENDED, UNTIL THE DEFECT IS CORRECTED.

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WHEELS

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19780901
NHTSA Campaign ID79V185000
SummaryTHE WHEEL ASSEMBLY MAY CONTAIN SUBSTANDARD WELDS IN THE AREA WHERE THE DISC IS ATTACHED TO THE RIM. AS A RESULT, CRACKS CAN FORM IN THE WHEEL ASSEMBLY, CAUSING AIR LOSS AND AN UNDERINFLATED TIRE.
RemedyDEALER WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE ANY DEFECTIVE WHEELS WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 15 X 5.5K WHEEL ASSEMBLIES.SYSTEM: WHEELS; WHEEL ASSEMBLY.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOW TIRE INFLATION PRESSURES COULD CAUSE LOSS OFVEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT. ALSO, IF THE SPOT WELDS FAIL, THE RIM AND TIRECOULD SEPARATE FROM THE WHEEL DISC, WITH CONSEQUENT LOSS OF CONTROL ANDACCIDENT.

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19781101
NHTSA Campaign ID78V256000
SummaryTHE INVOLVED VEHICLES WERE EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS IN WHICH THE PARKING PAWL WAS NOT HEAT-TREATED. DURING NORMAL VEHICLE OPERATION, A PARKING PAWL THAT HAS NOT BEEN HEAT-TREATED COULD BECOME DEFORMED OR WORN TO THE POINT THAT THE TRANSMISSION WILL NOT LOCK IN 'PARK'. AS A RESULT, THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL FREE IF THE DRIVER DOES NOT SET THE PARKING BRAKE WHEN PARKING OR LEAVING VEHICLE UNATTENDED.
RemedyDEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE PARKING PAWL WITH ONE THAT HAS BEEN HEAT-TREATED.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT TRUCKS.SYSTEM: POWER TRAIN; TRANSMISSION, AUTOMATIC.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN VEHICLE DAMAGE, PROPERTYDAMAGE, AND PERSONAL INJURY.NOTE: OWNER IS ADVISED TO ENGAGE THE PARKING BRAKE WHEN LEAVING THE VEHICLEPARKED OR UNATTENDED.

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19790201
NHTSA Campaign ID79V117000
SummaryTHE INVOLVED VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH BRAKE PUSH-ROD TO BRAKE PEDAL RETAINING PINS WHICH WERE NOT HEAT-TREATED AS SPECIFIED. THIS COULD ALLOW THE BRAKE PEDAL TO BECOME DISENGAGED FROM THE PUSH-ROD.
RemedyDEALER WILL REPLACE THE SUSPECT BRAKE RETAINING PIN.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; HYDRAULIC LINKAGE, PEDAL.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: DISENGAGEMENT OF THE BRAKE PEDAL WOULD RESULT IN TOTALLOSS OF SERVICE BRAKES, WHICH COULD LEAD TO LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND ANACCIDENT.NOTE: THE PARKING BRAKE WILL REMAIN OPERATIONAL EVEN IF SERVICE BRAKES ARELOST.

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Data updated January 2021


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