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1976 Ford Granada Recall Information

Component

SUSPENSION

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

NHTSA Campaign ID75V176000
NotesFORD CAMPAIGN NO 172.POSSIBILITY THAT VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH 1975 MODELRIGHT HANDFRONT SUSPENSION STRUTS.THE 1975 MODEL STRUTS WHEN USED INCOMBINATION WITH THE 1976 INSULATOR, COULD RESULT IN REDUCED STRUT FATIGUELIFE.SHOULD STRUT FRACTURE OCCUR, IT MAY BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN UNUSUALMETALLIC NOISE IN FRONT END OF VEHICLE AND A CONSISTENT RITHT-HAND STEERINGWHEEL PULL, WHICH COULD ADVERSELY AFFECT VEHICLE CONTROLLABILITY.(CORRECT BYINSPECTING AND REPLACING WITH PROPER MODEL STRUT).

Component

SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

NHTSA Campaign ID76V180000
NotesFORD CAMPAIGN NO 214.POSSIBILITY THAT THE SHOULDER BELT ANCHORAGE ON VEHICLESEQUIPPED WITH THE CONTINUOUS LOOP SYSTEM MAY NOT WITHSTAND THE SPECIFIED LOADREQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO.210.THIS CONDITIONRESULTS FROM MISALIGNMENT OF THE SHOULDER HARNESS BODY PILLAR 'D' RING ANCHORNUT FROM THE DESIGN POSITION DURING ASSEMBLY.THE RESULT COULD CAUSE TEARINGOF SHEET METAL AT THE ATTACHMENT OF ANCHOR ***** CAUSING SEPARATION FROM THEPILLAR UNDER LOAD LESS THAN REQUIRED BY THE STANDARD.(CORRECT BY REINFORCINGEACH OF THE PILLARS AT POINT OF ATTACHMENT OF ANCHOR).PASSENGER VEHICLE.

Component

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

NHTSA Campaign ID76V067000
NotesFORD CAMPAIGN NO 192. POSSIBILITY THAT THE NYLON BUSHING IN THE ACCELERATORNCABLE MAY BECOME LOOSE DUE TO AN OVERSIZE RETAINING CLIP. A LOOSE BUSHING MAYLRESTRICT THE ACCELERATOR CABLE FROM RETURNING TO IDLE OR TO A LOWER SPEEDOR TO A SLOWER SPEED CONDITION, HOLDING CARBURETOR AT CONSTANT SPEED. SHOULDTHIS OCCUR, THE DRIVER CAN STOP THE VEHICLE BY APPLYING THE BRAKES, SHIFTINGTO NEUTRAL AND TURNING OFF THE IGNITION. (CORRECT BY INSPECTING THE BUSHINGBUSHING RETAINING CLIP WHERE NECESSARY.)

Component

SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER ARM

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

NHTSA Campaign ID76V183000
NotesFORD CAMPAIGN NO 215.POSSIBILITY THAT VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH IMPROPERLYMATCHED COMPONENTS WHICH SECURE THE FRONT SUSPENSION UPPER ARMS TO THE BODYSTRUCTURE.IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS, IT COULD RESULT IN CRACKING OF THE INNERFENDER APRON AT THE MOUNTING BOLT HOLES.THESE CRACKS COULD GROW WITH EXTENDEDVEHICLE USAGE AND, ULTIMATELY, PERMIT FASTENERS TO PULL THROUGH THE APRONRESULTING IN SEPARATION OF THE SUSPENSION UPPER ARM.COMPLETE SEPARATION OFTHE SUSPENSION UPPER ARM COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL.(CORRECTBY INSPECTING AND INSTALLING SUSPENSION UPPER ARM FLANGE NUTS WHERE NECESSARY).PASSENGER VEHICLE.

Component

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19760401
NHTSA Campaign ID78V226000
SummaryTHE ENGINE COOLING FAN BLADES MAY CRACK UNDER HIGH SPEED OPERATING CONDITIONS. FRAGMENTS MAY SEPARATE AND DAMAGE THE ENGINE COMPONENTS, AND IF THE HOOD IS OPEN AND THE ENGINE IS RUNNING, BLADE FRAGMENTS COULD FLY OUT FROM THE VEHICLE AND INJURE NEARBY PERSONS.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL, WHERE NECESSARY, INSTALL A NEW FAN FREE OF CHARGE.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 250 CID ENGINES WITHSEVEN BLADE COOLING FANS.SYSTEM: ENGINE COOLING; ENGINE COOLING FAN.NOTE: DO NOT OPERATE THE ENGINE WITH THE HOOD OPEN UNTIL THE FAN ASSEMBLY CANBE INSPECTED AND THE NECESSARY CORRECTIONS MADE.

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Data updated January 2021


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