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1976 Ford Pinto Recall Information

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

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

SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

NHTSA Campaign ID76V112000
NotesFORD MOTOR CAMPAIGN NO 199.POSSIBILITY THAT THE FRONT SEAT BACK RESTRAININGDEVICES THAT MAY FAIL TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETYSTANDARD NO.207.THIS CONDITION RESULTED BECAUSE SCREWS SECURING THE LATCHSTRIKER TO THE SEAT CUSHION FRAME WERE NOT PROPERLY PROCESSED BY THEIRMANUFATURER.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND REPLACING SCREW AS NECESSARY).PASSENGER VEHICLE.

Component

SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

NHTSA Campaign ID76V134000
NotesFORD CAMPAIGN NO 202.POSSIBILITY THAT THE REAR SEAT CUSHIONS FAIL TO MEETREQUIREMENT OF FMVSS NO.207.THE CUSHION FRAME WAS FOUND TO CONTAINCUSHION-TO-UNDERBODY ATTACHING BRACKETS THAT MAY SEPARATE FROM THE SEAT FRAMEAS A RESULT OF INADEQUATE SPOT WELDS.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND REWORKINGSEAT CUSHION FRAME TO MEET REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO.207).PASSENGER VEHICLE.

Component

STRUCTURE:BODY:BUMPERS

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

NHTSA Campaign ID78V069000
SummaryIN THE EVENT OF A FRONTAL IMPACT, FUEL LEAKAGE MAY OCCUR AT THE FUEL LINE TO FUEL PUMP CONNECTION IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 301, 'FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY'.
RemedyDEALER WILL INSTALL A PAIR OF FRONT BUMPER BRACKET EXTENSION PLATES TO SUPPLY ADDED PROTECTION FOR THIS FUEL LINE CONNECTION.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL LINE TO FUEL PUMP CONNECTION.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: FUEL LEAKAGE RESULTING FROM A VEHICLE COLLISION COULDLEAD TO A VEHICLE FIRE AND INJURY TO PASSENGERS.

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

NHTSA Campaign ID76V170000
NotesFORD MOTOR CAMPAIGN NO 209.POSSIBILITY THAT VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.3LITRE ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE FUEL LEAKAGE AT THE RUBBER HOSE CONNECTING THEFUEL TUBE TO THE CARBURETOR FUEL FILTER.FUEL LEAKAGE MAY BE CAUSED BY ACOMBINATION OF FACTORS, INCLUDING FUEL TUBE MISALIGNMENT, IMPROPER HOSECLAMPING AND A CHANGE TO A LESS FLEXIBLE, DOUBLE BRAIDED HOSE.FUEL ODORS MAYPROVIDE WARNING TO DRIVERS.SHOULD LEAKAGE OCCUR, A POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR THEOCCURANCE OF AN UNDERHOOD FIRE.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND REPLACING FUELHOSE, CLAMP AND ALIGNMENT OF FUEL TUBE WHEN NECESSARY).PASSENGER VEHICLE.

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.

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Data updated January 2021


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