1979 Ford Fairmont Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Production Years for Series : 1978 - 1983
Price : $3,710-$4,155
Weight : 2550 lbs | 1156.661 kg

Power

I4 2294 cc | 140.0 cu in. | 2.3 L.

88 HP (64.768 KW) @ 4800 RPM
118 Ft-Lbs (160 NM) @ 2800 RPM
Bore : 3.8 in | 96 mm.
Stroke : 3.1 in | 80 mm.
Motorcraft 2-barrel carburetor

I6 3277 cc | 200.0 cu in. | 3.3 L.

85 HP (62.56 KW) @ 3600 RPM
154 Ft-Lbs (209 NM) @ 1600 RPM
Bore : 3.7 in | 93 mm.
Stroke : 3.1 in | 80 mm.
Carter 1 barrel carburetor

V8 4949 cc | 302.0 cu in. | 5.0 L.

90-degree
140 BHP (103.04 KW) @ 3600 RPM
250 Ft-Lbs (339 NM) @ 1800 RPM
Bore : 4.0 in | 102 mm.
Stroke : 3.0 in | 76 mm.
Two barrel Motorcraft 2150 carburetor

Transmission:
4 Manual , 3 Automatic

Production Figures

Total Ford Production for 1979 : 1,835,937
Total production of Fairmont for 1979 : 395,367
2-Passenger Sedans : 54,798
Sedans : 133,813
Sport Coupes : 106,065
Station Wagons : 100,691

Handling

Recall

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

EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19780801
NHTSA Campaign ID79V039000
SummaryTHE INVOLVED VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH SAFETY COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION LABELS THAT CONTAINED INCORRECT GVWR AND GAWR WEIGHT INFORMATION. THE GVWR'S COULD BE OVERSTATED BY UP TO 197 LBS., DUE TO AN ERROR IN THE REPORTING OF INCREMENTAL OPTION WEIGHTS USED TO DERIVE THE GVWR'S AND GAWR'S.
RemedyTHE OWNER HAS THE OPTION OF AFFIXING THE SUPPLIED LABELS HIMSELF OR BRINGING THE VEHICLE IN TO THE DEALER TO HAVE THEM AFFIXED.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: EQUIPMENT; CERTIFICATION LABELS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE VEHICLE IS LOADED TO THE LARGER RATINGS, VEHICLESTOPPING DISTANCES COULD BE INCREASED AND A GREATER RATE OF TIRE WEAR COULDRESULT, WITH A POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Component

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19790201
NHTSA Campaign ID79V117000
SummaryTHE INVOLVED VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH BRAKE PUSH-ROD TO BRAKE PEDAL RETAINING PINS WHICH WERE NOT HEAT-TREATED AS SPECIFIED. THIS COULD ALLOW THE BRAKE PEDAL TO BECOME DISENGAGED FROM THE PUSH-ROD.
RemedyDEALER WILL REPLACE THE SUSPECT BRAKE RETAINING PIN.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; HYDRAULIC LINKAGE, PEDAL.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: DISENGAGEMENT OF THE BRAKE PEDAL WOULD RESULT IN TOTALLOSS OF SERVICE BRAKES, WHICH COULD LEAD TO LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND ANACCIDENT.NOTE: THE PARKING BRAKE WILL REMAIN OPERATIONAL EVEN IF SERVICE BRAKES ARELOST.

Component

VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Mfr Report Date19790501
NHTSA Campaign ID79V272000
SummaryWINDSHIELDS MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED ON THESE VEHICLES WITHOUT THE APPLICATION OF A BUTYL PRIMER ON THE MOUNTING SURFACE OF THE GLAZING. THE PRIMER IS REQUIRED TO ENSURE ADEQUATE RETENTION OF THE WINDSHIELD TO ITS OPENING FLANGE. THIS CONSTITUTES A NON-COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 212, 'WINDSHIELD MOUNTING'.
RemedyDEALER WILL REINSTALL THE WINDSHIELD CORRECTLY WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: VISUAL; WINDSHIELD RETENTION.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT, THE WINDSHIELD MAY BECOMEDISPLACED AND THE CHANCES OF PASSENGER INJURY WOULD BE INCREASED.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated October 2019

Averages

Avg. Household Income : $17,500
Avg. Home : $58,100
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.86

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Ford Monthly Sales Volume

June 2019
0
December 2018
209,248
November 2018
187,096
October 2018
185,042
September 2018
189,236
August 2018
209,559
July 2018
186,128
June 2018
221,101
May 2018
233,069
April 2018
196,133
March 2018
234,954
February 2018
187,432
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