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1978 Ford Bronco Recall Information

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SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

NHTSA Campaign ID77V129000
SummaryON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES, BUILD-UP OF CARPET/MAT DEADENER AND INSULATION UNDER THE REAR SEAT FRAME AND SEAT BELT ANCHOR TABS MAY PREVENT THE OPTIONAL FOLDING REAR SEAT CUSHION FROM LATCHING PROPERLY. THE LATCH MAY BE ONLY PARTIALLY ENGAGED AND FAIL TO SUSTAIN THE SEAT BELT ANCHORAGE LOADING REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 210, 'SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY AND ANCHORAGES'.
RemedyDEALER WILL INSTALL SPACER WASHERS AT THE LATCH STRIKER ATTACHMENT TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH FOLDING REAR SEATS.SYSTEM: INTERIOR; REAR SEAT.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE SEATS ARE NOT LATCHED PROPERLY, IN THE EVENT OFA SUDDEN STOP OR A VEHICLE IMPACT, PASSENGER INJURIES COULD RESULT.

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Manufacturer

INTERCONTINENTAL AUTO PARTS

NHTSA Campaign ID08E019000
SummaryINTERCONTINENTAL AUTO PARTS IS RECALLING 1,937 FUEL FILTERS, P/NOS ALG 44/1 AND PUROLATOR F10024, SHIPPED BETWEEN JANUARY 14 AND FEBRUARY 13, 2008, SOLD FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE FILTER'S OUTLET CAP MAY NOT BE SECURELY CRIMPED TO THE HOUSING. THIS COULD RESULT IN A SEPARATION OF FILTER'S OUTLET CAP FROM THE HOUSING.
ConsequenceIF THIS CONDITION OCCURS WHILE ATTEMPTING TO START THE VEHICLE, A NO START CONDITION MAY RESULT AND FUEL MAY BE PUMPED ONTO THE GROUND. IF THIS OCCURS WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, THE ENGINE MAY STOP DUE TO INADEQUATE FUEL SUPPLY. IF AN IGNITION SOURCE WERE PRESENT, FUEL LEAKAGE MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.
RemedyINTERCONTINENTAL WILL REPLACE THE FUEL FILTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN DURING MARCH 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT INTERCONTINENTAL AT 800-451-2593.
NotesTHIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO INTERCONTINENTAL AFTERMARKET FUEL FILTERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY.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.

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19770301
NHTSA Campaign ID78V096000
SummarySOME OF THESE VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS THAT WERE ASSEMBLED WITH IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED CAST IRON EXTENSION HOUSINGS. THE HOUSINGS HAVE MISLOCATED CAST CAM PLATE STOPS. A MISLOCATED STOP MAY PREVENT THE TRANSMISSION FROM LOCKING IN THE PARK POSITION WHEN THE GEAR SHIFT SELECTOR LEVER IS PLACED IN THE 'P' (PARK) POSITION. IF THIS OCCURS A DRIVER MAY RELY UPON THE READING ON THE GEARSHIFT SELECTOR LEVER INDICATOR AND MAY ASSUME THAT THE TRANSMISSION PARKING GEAR IS ENGAGED.
RemedyDEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION EXTENSION HOUSING WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH C-6 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION.SYSTEM: POWER TRAIN; TRANSMISSION.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE PARKING BRAKE IS NOT ENGAGED AND THE VEHICLE ISLEFT UNATTENDED WHILE STILL IN GEAR, IT COULD ROLL FREE, CAUSING INJURY ANDDAMAGE TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY.

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

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19770801
NHTSA Campaign ID78V035000
SummaryTHE SHIFT SELECTOR REACTION SPRINGS MAY BE DEFORMED AS A RESULT OF IMPROPER INSTALLATION OF SELECTOR LEVERS DURING COLUMN BUILDUP. THUS THE LEVER MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BE MOVED INTO THE INSERT DETENTS LOCATED IN THE STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY. THIS COULD PREVENT THE 'PARK' GEAR FROM BEING ENGAGED.
RemedyDEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE SHIFT SELECTOR REACTION SPRING WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ANDOPTIONAL TILT STEERING.SYSTEM: POWER TRAIN; TRANSMISSION SHIFT SELECTOR.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE PARKING GEAR IS NOT ACTUALLY ENGAGED AND THEVEHICLE IS PARKED ON AN INCLINE WITHOUT APPLYING THE EMERGENCY BRAKE, THEVEHICLE COULD ROLL FREE. PROPERTY DAMAGE AND PERSONAL INJURY TO BYSTANDERSCOULD RESULT.

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WHEELS

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19771001
NHTSA Campaign ID78V023000
SummarySOME OF THE STEEL WHEELS ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED. THESE WHEELS, OVER A PERIOD OF TIME, COULD CRACK IN THE WHEEL RIM AREA THROUGH NORMAL OPERATION, WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
RemedyDEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE WHEELS ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 15X6 INCH STANDARD OR OPTIONALSTEEL STYLED WHEELS.SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; WHEELS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: A CRACKED WHEEL COULD CAUSE RAPID LOSS OF AIR FROM THETIRE, RESULTING IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.

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

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19771001
NHTSA Campaign ID77V185000
SummaryON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES, THE PARK ACTUATION SUPPORT PLATES ARE DEFECTIVE DUE TO THEIR SUSCEPTIBILITY TO CRACKING DUE TO IMPROPER HEAT TREATMENT DURING MANUFACTURE. AS A RESULT, FRAGMENTS FROM A BROKEN PLATE CAN BECOME LODGED IN THE TRANSMISSION PARKING PAWL MECHANISM. THIS COULD PREVENT THE TRANSMISSION PARKING PAWL FROM ENGAGING WHEN THE SELECTOR LEVER IS PLACED IN THE 'PARK' POSITION, OR PREVENT THE PAWL FROM BEING DISENGAGED FROM THE PARK GEAR.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE PARK ACTUATION CAM SUPPORT PLATES, FREE OF CHARGE, ON ALL AFFECTED VEHICLES.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH C-6AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.SYSTEM: POWER TRAIN; PARK ACTUATION GEAR SUPPORT PLATES.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE VEHICLE IS PLACED IN THE PARK MODE WITHOUT THEPARKING BRAKE ENGAGED, THE PARKING PAWL MAY NOT ENGAGE THE 'PARK' GEAR AND THEVEHICLE WOULD BE ALLOWED TO ROLL FREE CAUSING PROPERTY DAMAGE AND PERSONALINJURIES.

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Data updated January 2021


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