1971 Ford Pinto Recall Information

Component

EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

NHTSA Campaign ID70V114000
NotesCERTIFICATION LABELS WERE ERRONEOUSLY INSTALLED WITH VEHICLE BUILD DATE OF08/71 INSTEAD OF 08/70.(CORRECT BY REPLACING WITH CORRECT LABEL.)

Component

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

NHTSA Campaign ID70V134000
NotesPOSSIBILITY THAT ACCELERATOR LINKAGE HAS INTERFERENCE CONDITION WHEREACCELERATOR PEDAL IS DEPRESSED BEYOND HALF-THROTTLE POSITION.COULD CAUSEACCELERATOR TO HOLD AND NOT RETURN TO NORMAL POSITION WHEN PEDAL IS RELEASED.(CORRECT BY MODIFYING WHERE NECESSARY.)

Component

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:CARBURETOR SYSTEM

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19700801
NHTSA Campaign ID71V045000
NotesFORD CAMPAIGN NO H-74.POSSIBILITY THAT ENGINE BACKFIRE MAY I GNITEACCUMULATED FUEL VAPORS IN AIR CLEANER ASSEMBLY, CREATIN G POSSIBILITY OF FIREDAMAGE IN ENGINE COMPARTMENT.(CORRECTBY MODIFYING.)

Component

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FLUID

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19710501
NHTSA Campaign ID71V111000
NotesFORD CAMPAIGN NO H-42.BRAKE FLUID MAY HAVE BEEN CONTAMINATEDWITH SMALLAMOUNT OF GASOLINE.COULD AFFECT RUBBER COMPONENT S IN BRAKING SYSTEMANDRESULT IN SOME DETERIORATION IN BRAKING , EVIDENCED BY INCREASED PEDALEFFORTS AND UNEVEN BRAKING.(C ORRECT BY FLUSHING BRAKING SYSTEM AND REFILLINGWITH NEW FLUID .)

Component

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19710801
NHTSA Campaign ID78V143000
SummaryIN THE EVENT THE VEHICLE IS STRUCK FROM THE REAR, THE FUEL FILLER PIPE COULD DISCONNECT FROM THE TANK OR THE TANK COULD BE PUNCTURED IN THE FORWARD FACE. THIS WOULD RESULT IN FUEL LEAKAGE.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL INSTALL A LONGER FUEL FILLER PIPE HAVING AN IMPROVED SEAL. ALSO, A POLYETHYLENE SHIELD WILL BE INSTALLED ON THE FRONT OF THE FUEL TANK.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTON: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL TANK.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF A SOURCE OF IGNITION,COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE FIRE AND SERIOUS INJURY TO PASSENGERS.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated December 2018

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