1977 Ford Granada Recall Information

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

NHTSA Campaign ID77V146000
SummaryTHE FUEL FILLER CAPS ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY FAIL TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 301, 'FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY'. IN THE EVENT OF A REAR-END COLLISION, FUEL LEAKAGE MAY OCCUR.
RemedyOWNER WILL BE SENT AN IMPROVED FUEL FILLER CAP TO REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE CAP. OWNER MAY INSTALL IT HIMSELF, OR HAVE IT INSTALLED BY DEALER, WITHOUT CHARGE.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH BUMPER GUARDS.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL FILLER CAPS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LEAKING FUEL, FOLLOWING A VEHICLE IMPACT, COULD LEAD TOA FIRE AND SERIOUS INJURY TO PASSENGERS.

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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.

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STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

NHTSA Campaign ID77V218000
SummaryON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES, THE MANUAL STEERING GEARS MAY CONTAIN STEERING GEAR RECIRCULATORY BALLS THAT COULD FRACTURE. THIS FRACTURING IS A RESULT OF IMPROPER HEAT-TREATMENT DURING MANUFACTURE AND CAN EVENTUALLY CAUSE INCREASED STEERING EFFORT.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE BALL BEARINGS OF THE STEERING GEAR, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS.SYSTEM: STEERING; STEERING GEAR RECIRCULATORY BALLS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: UNDER CONTINUED OPERATION, LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL,LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, AND AN ACCIDENT COULD OCCUR.NOTE: INCREASED STEERING EFFORTS WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN AUDIBLE POPPING ORGRINDING NOISE AND MOMENTARY STEERING HANG-UP. IF ANY OF THESE CONDITIONS AREEXPERIENCED, THE VEHICLE SHOULD NOT BE OPERATED.

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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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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19770701
NHTSA Campaign ID77V140000
SummaryTHE INVOLVED VEHICLES WERE FITTED WITH TILT STEERING COLUMNS CONTAINING TRANSMISSION CONTROL INSERTS INTENDED FOR TRUCKS RATHER THAN PASSENGER VEHICLES. THIS MAY CAUSE THE TRANSMISSION SELECTOR POINTER TO BE MISALIGNED AND THE POSSIBILITY OF STARTING THE ENGINE WHEN THE SELECTOR IS BETWEEN THE NEUTRAL (N) AND DRIVE (D) DETENTS AND THE TRANSMISSION IS IN DRIVE.
RemedyDEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT CONTROL INSERT, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH TILT STEERING COLUMNS ANDAUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.SYSTEM: POWER TRAIN; TRANSMISSION CONTROL INSERTS, STEERING COLUMN.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: SHOULD THE ENGINE START WITH THE TRANSMISSION IN DRIVE,THE VEHICLE COULD UNEXPECTEDLY MOVE FORWARD AND AN ACCIDENT AND PERSONAL INJURYCOULD RESULT.NOTE: PRIOR TO CORRECTIVE ACTION, DRIVER SHOULD BE CAREFUL TO START THE ENGINEONLY WHEN THE GEAR SELECTOR INDICATES PARK (P).

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Data updated October 2019


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