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1972 Ford Torino Recall Information

Component

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

NHTSA Campaign ID77V097000
SummarySEVEN-BLADE COOLING FANS INSTALLED ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY BE SUBJECT TO FATIGUE CRACKING OF THE BLADES DUE TO STRESSES GENERATED DURING NORMAL VEHICLE OPERATION.
RemedyDEALER WILL REPLACE SEVEN BLADE FAN WITH A FAN OF FIVE BLADE DESIGN, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 302, 351, OR 400 CIDENGINES AND AIR CONDITIONING.SYSTEM: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING; FAN.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: BLADES MAY BECOME FRAGMENTED AND PIECES COULD BEPROPELLED IN ALL DIRECTIONS, DAMAGING OTHER ENGINE COMPONENTS. NEARBY PERSONSCOULD BE SERIOUSLY INJURED IF THE HOOD IS OPEN AT THE TIME OF FAILURE.NOTE: VEHICLE SHOULD NOT BE SERVICED WITH THE HOOD OPEN AND THE ENGINE RUNNINGUNTIL THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN CORRECTED.

Component

POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19710701
NHTSA Campaign ID72V095000
NotesFORD CAMPAIGN NO H-2D AND H-2D #2.POSSIBILITY THAT REAR AXLE BEARING MAYDETERIORATE DUE TO HIGH AXLE SHAFT DEFLECTION.DETERIORATION OF BEARINGUSUALLY WILL PRODUCE SUFFICIENT NOISE AND VIBRATION TO INDICATE NEED FORREPAIR; RELATIVE MOVEMENT OF AXLE SHAFT WILL RESULT IN COMPLETE LOSS OFTRACTIVE EFFECT AS IT DISENGAGES FROM DIFFERENTIAL.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING ANDREPLACING WITH LARGER DIAMETER SHAFT AXLE AND NEW BEARING.)

Component

STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19720301
NHTSA Campaign ID72V240000
NotesFORD CAMPAIGN NO H-5B.W/POWER STEERING.POSSIBILITY THAT POWER STEERING GEARASSEMBLIES WERE BUILT WITH WORM AND VALVE ASSEMBLY TORSION ROD LOCK PININADVERTENTLY OMITTED.IF CONDITION EXISTS, COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERINGCONTROL.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND INSTALLING PIN WHERE NECESSARY.)

Component

SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19720501
NHTSA Campaign ID72V189000
NotesCAMPAIGN NO H3E.POSSIBILITY THAT OUTBOARD SEATING POSITIONS HAVE INCORRECTSEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES.ASSEMBLIES MAY HAVE EXCESSIVE LENGTH OF BELT ON BUCKLEPORTION, AND RETRACTOR MAY NOT LOCK WHEN SEAT BELT IS FASTENED AROUND SOMEONEOF SMALL SIZE.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND INSTALLING ASSEMBLIES OF CORRECTLENGTH.)

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated January 2021


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