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1974 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

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.

Component

STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19730801
NHTSA Campaign ID78V022000
SummaryON SOME OF THE INVOLVED VEHICLES THE STEERING COUPLING FLANGE MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY ASSEMBLED AND COULD LOOSEN DURING NORMAL VEHICLE OPERATION.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE STEERING COUPLING FLANGE ASSEMBLY.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: STEERING; STEERING COUPLING FLANGE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: AS A RESULT, THE STEERING COUPLING FLANGE COULD SLIP ONTHE STEERING INPUT SHAFT WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING. THIS COULD RESULT IN LOSS OFSTEERING CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.NOTE: STEERING FLANGE SLIPPAGE IS MOST LIKELY TO OCCUR UNDER HIGH STEERINGEFFORT CONDITIONS.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated January 2021


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