1979 Ford Mustang Recall Information

Component

STEERING:COLUMN

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

NHTSA Campaign ID78V186000
SummaryTHE TILT STEERING COLUMNS ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES CONTAIN IN-PROCESS TEMPORARY ALIGNMENT PINS RATHER THAN THE PERMANENT PRESS-FIT PIVOT PINS. THE TEMPORARY PINS ARE SLIGHTLY UNDERSIZED AND COULD SEPARATE FROM THE STEERING COLUMN DURING VEHICLE OPERATION. THIS CAN CAUSE STEERING WHEEL LOCKUP.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL INSTALL A PERMANENT PIVOT PIN IN THE STEERING COLUMN WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: STEERING; STEERING COLUMN, TILT.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: STEERING WHEEL LOCKUP CAN CAUSE LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROLAND AN ACCIDENT.

Component

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Manufacturer

FEDERAL-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 SAFERCAR.GOV.

Component

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.

Component

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19780801
NHTSA Campaign ID78V211000
SummaryTHE INVOLVED VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH FLEXIBLE COOLING FAN BLADES THAT MAY CRACK WHEN SUBJECTED TO HIGH ENGINE SPEED OPERATING CONDITIONS. FAN BLADE CRACKING CAN LEAD TO FRAGMENTS SEPARATING FROM THE FAN.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING COOLING FAN AT NO COST TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 5.0 LITER ENGINES.SYSTEM: ENGINE COOLING; ENGINE COOLING FAN.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE HOOD IS OPEN AND THE ENGINE IS RUNNING, THEFRAGMENTS COULD FLY FREE, DAMAGING OTHER ENGINE COMPONENTS AND CAUSING SERIOUSINJURY TO PERSONS IN THE AREA.NOTE: THE ENGINE SHOULD NOT BE OPERATED WITH THE HOOD OPEN UNTIL THE PROBLEMHAS BEEN CORRECTED.

Component

STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19781201
NHTSA Campaign ID79V053000
SummaryAN INCORRECT STEERING GEAR FLANGE MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED, WHICH MAY SLIP AND CAUSE EVENTUAL LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL.
RemedyINSPECTION FOR AND REPLACEMENT OF INCORRECT STEERING GEAR FLANGES WILL BE DONE AT NO COST TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH POWER STEERING.SYSTEM: STEERING; GEAR FLANGE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL MAY RESULT IN VEHICLEACCIDENT.NOTE: AN UNUSUAL RATCHETING NOISE OR MISPOSITIONING OF THE STEERING WHEEL MAYINDICATE SLIPPAGE OF THE STEERING GEAR FLANGE. DO NOT DRIVE SUSPECT VEHICLESUNTIL INSPECTION AND REPAIRS ARE COMPLETED.

Component

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.

Component

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19790301
NHTSA Campaign ID79V087000
SummaryWITH THE ENGINE OPERATING AT HIGH SPEED, THE PLASTIC ENGINE FAN FINGER GUARDS MAY CONTACT THE ENGINE FAN AND BREAKAGE OF THE GUARD MAY OCCUR. THIS COULD CAUSE FRAGMENTS OF THE FINGER GUARD TO SCATTER.
RemedyTWO GUARD SUPPORTS AND TWO ADDITIONAL FASTENERS WILL BE INSTALLED. IF THE FAN GUARD HAS BEEN DAMAGED, THE GUARD AND FAN WILL BE REPLACED AT NO COST TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 200 CID ENGINES.SYSTEM: ENGINE & ENGINE COOLING; FAN.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE HOOD IS OPEN DURING ENGINE OPERATION, PERSONS INTHE VICINITY MAY BE INJURED IN THE EVENT OF FAN FAILURE.NOTE: HOOD SHOULD NOT BE LEFT OPEN DURING ENGINE OPERATION UNTIL CORRECTIONSHAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

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Data updated December 2018

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