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1973 Ford Thunderbird Recall Information

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

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:CARBURETOR SYSTEM

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19720801
NHTSA Campaign ID72V272000
NotesFORD CAMPAIGN NO H-5C.EQUIPPED W/429-4V ENGINES.POSSIBILITY THAT CARBURETORMAY LEAK FUEL FROM AROUND POWER VALVE RESTRICTOR PLUG.IF CONDITION EXISTS,COULD DRAIN FUEL BOWL DURING ENGINE SHUTDOWN AND RESULT IN DELAYED STARTING.THERE IS ALSO POSSIBILITY OF FUMES FROM LEAKING FUEL WHICH COULD BE IGNITEDSHOULD SPARK OCCUR.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND REPLACING WHERE NECESSARY.)

Component

TIRES

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19730301
NHTSA Campaign ID73V077000
NotesFORD CAMPAIGN NO H/6-8G.POSSIBILITY THAT DURING ASSEMBLY THE INCORRECT SIZETIRES WERE INSTALLED.TIRES SIZE HR78X15 MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED INSTEAD OFSIZE LR78X15.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND REPLACE WITH PROPER SIZE WHERENECESSARY.)

Component

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19730401
NHTSA Campaign ID73V177000
NotesFORD CAMPAIGN NO H-OA.POSSIBILITY THAT THE STARTER CABLE WAS IMPROPERLYROUTED DURING ASSEMBLY.IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS, THE PROTECTIVE SLEEVE ANDCABLE WILL RUB AGAINST THE EDGE OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION RIGHT UPPER CONTROL ARMAND CAN WEAR THROUGH AND RESULT IN A BATTERY VOLTAGE SHORT TO THE UPPER ARM.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND REROUTING CABLE TO PRECLUDE CONTACT WITH UPPER ARM).

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated January 2021


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