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1973 Ford Pinto Recall Information

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.

Component

TRAILER HITCHES

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19710801
NHTSA Campaign ID73V025000
NotesFORD CAMPAIGN NO H-7A.POSSIBILITY THAT THE TRAILER HITCH MAY CAUSE FLEXING OFTHE REAR BUMPER HANGERS AND THE SHEET METAL AT THE HITCH ATTACHING POINTSRESULTING IN CRACKING OF THE METAL AND HANGERS.CONTINUED USAGE COULDEVENTUALLY CAUSE SEPARATION OF THE BUMPERAND HITCH ASSEMBLY FROM THE VEHICLE.CORRECT BY INSPECTING ANDREPLACE WITH NEW DESIGN HITCH.

Component

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19730201
NHTSA Campaign ID73V058000
NotesFORD CAMPAIGN NO H-8E.POSSIBILITY THAT THE LOCKING RING FOR SECURING THE FUELSENDING UNIT TO THE FUEL TANK MAY NOT BE FULLY ENGAGED.IF THIS CONDITIONEXISTS, THE SEALING PRESSURE AGAINST THE FLANGE GASKET COULD BE LESSENED ANDFUEL LEAKAGE MAY RESULT.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND PROPERLY INSTALL ANDTIGHTEN).

Component

SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19730401
NHTSA Campaign ID73V118000
NotesLIGHT TRUCKS.POSSIBILITY THAT VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH SEAT BELTATTACHING BOLTS WHICH WERE IMPROPERLY PROCESSED DURING HEAT TREATING ANDPLATING OPERATIONS.THIS CONDITION COULD MAKE BOLTS SUSCEPTIBLE TO HYDROGENEMBRITTLEMENT FRACTURING AFTER INSTALLATION.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING ANDREPLACING BOLTS WITH KNOWN QUALITY STOCK).

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated January 2021


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