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1974 Ford LTD Recall Information

Component

TIRES:TREAD/BELT

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

NHTSA Campaign ID74V118000
NotesFORD CAMPAIGN NO 127.POSSIBILITY THAT THE FIRESTONE HR78-15 TIRES INSTALLEDMAY HAVE BEEN UNDERCURED DURING THE VULCANIZING PROCESS.THIS CONDITIONRESULTS IN LOCALIZED OVERHEATING AT THE TIRE SHOULDER OR LOWER SIDEWALL THATCOULD CAUSE CHUNKING AND/OR SEPARATION, RESULTING IN RAPID LOSS OF AIR DURINGVEHICLE OPERATION.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND REPLACING TIRES WITH NEW TIRESWHEN NECESSARY).NOTE0 ALSO SEE FIRESTONE TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY EQUIPMENTCAMPAIGN NUMBER 74E-017UCH.MODEL DOMSTART DOMEND.FORD 1974MAR - 1974JUN.TORINO 1974JUN - 1974JUN.F100 1974MAR - 1974JUN.

Component

STRUCTURE

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

NHTSA Campaign ID74V062000
NotesFORD CAMPAIGN NO 120.STATION WAGONS.POSSIBILITY THAT STATION WAGONSEQUIPPED WITH THE CLASS I LIGHT DUTY TRAILER TOW-OPTION WERE INADVERTENTLYFURNISHED WITH SEDAN TRAILER HITCH KITS AT ASSEMBLY PLANTS.INSTALLATION OFTHE SEDAN KIT ON A STATION WAGON NECESSITATES BOLTING THE DRAWBAR INCORRECTLYUNDERNEATH THE BUMPER SUPPORT RATHER THAN ON TOP OF THE PLATE AND RESULTS INDISTORTION OF THE MOUNTING BRACKETS AND NUMBER FIVE FRAME CROSSMEMBER.THESECONDITIONS COULD EVENTUALLY RESULT IN FRACTURE AND SEPARATION OF THE HITCH FROMONE OF ITS TWO MOUNTING POINTS.SHOULD THIS OCCUR, EXCESSIVE TRAILER'CHUCKING' AND SWAYING WOULD RESULT AND, IF LEFT UNCORRECTED, MAY RESULT INSEPARATION OF THE TRAILER FROM THE VEHICLE.(CORRECT BY REPLACING SEDAN KITSWITH CORRECT TRAILER HITCH ASSEMBLY).

Component

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

NHTSA Campaign ID74V011000
NotesPOSSIBILITY THAT VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE SPEED CONTROL OPTION MAY HAVE THEVENT SOLENOID ARMATURE BIND WITHIN THE SERVO ASSEMBLY BECAUSE OF AN UNDERSIZEBRASS EYELET THAT GUIDES THE ARMATURE.SHOULD THIS CONDITION OCCUR, THE SPEEDCONTROL SYSTEM WILL MAINTAIN OR, IF THE BINDING OCCURS IN THE ACCELERATOR MODE,IT WILL INCREASE THE SPEED OF THE VEHICLE WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING EVEN THOUGH THEDRIVER ATTEMPTS TO DISENGAGE THE SYSTEM.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND REPLACINGWITH IMPROVED PARTS).

Component

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19720801
NHTSA Campaign ID80V143000
SummarySOME OF THE FLEXIBLE FIVE-BLADE ENGINE COOLING FANS MAY BE SUBJECT TO HIGH BLADE STRESSES THAT CAN RESULT FROM RESONANT VIBRATION INPUTS OCCURRING DURING NORMAL VEHICLE OPERATION. THIS CAN RESULT IN THE BLADES CRACKING DUE TO FATIGUE, AND PORTIONS OF THE BLADE MAY SEPARATE FROM THE FAN ASSEMBLY WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
RemedyDEALER WILL REPLACE DEFECTIVE FAN WITH ONE OF AN IMPROVED FIVE-BLADED DESIGN, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 351W CID ENGINES AND AIRCONDITIONING.SYSTEM: ENGINE COOLING; FAN.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: BLADE PORTIONS PROPELLED FROM A ROTATING FAN MAY DAMAGEUNDERHOOD COMPONENTS AND CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY TO BYSTANDERS IF THE HOOD ISOPEN.

Component

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19730701
NHTSA Campaign ID73V181000
NotesFORD CAMPAIGN NO H-OB.POSSIBILITY THAT THE 2V CARBURETOR USED ON 302, 351 AND400CID ENGINES WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION MAY HAVE MISALIGNMENT BETWEEN THETRANSMISSION LINKAGE LEVER AND ADJUSTING SCREW ASSEMBLY AND THE THROTTLE LEVERTAB.IF CONDITION EXISTS, IT MAY CAUSE CONTACT BETWEEN THE SCREW THREADS ANDTHE EDGE OF THE THROTTLE LEVER TAB AND CAUSE THROTTLE TO STICK IN AN OPENPOSITION.(CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND REALIGNING LINKAGE WHERE NECESSARY).

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Data updated January 2021


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