Year: 1976 Make: FORD Model: Mustang

Number of OPEN Recalls 4


NHTSA Recall Number:  81V003000
Recall Date:  02 December 1981

SUMMARY
THE SEVEN-BLADE ENGINE COOLING FAN IS SUBJECT TO FATIGUE CRACKING DURING NORMAL OPERATION. PORTIONS OF THE BLADES MAY SEPARATE WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

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VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 302 CID ENGINES.SYSTEM: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING; FLEXIBLE BLADE FANS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: FLYING PIECES FROM A ROTATING FAN CREATE A RISK OFDAMAGE TO UNDERHOOD COMPONENTS AND MAY CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY TO NEARBYINDIVIDUALS.NOTE: ENGINE SHOULD NOT BE LEFT RUNNING WITH THE HOOD OPEN UNTIL THE FAN HASBEEN REPLACED.

NHTSA Recall Number:  76V170000
Recall Date:  29 October 1976

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FORD MOTOR CAMPAIGN NO 209. POSSIBILITY THAT VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2. 3LITRE ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE FUEL LEAKAGE AT THE RUBBER HOSE CONNECTING THEFUEL TUBE TO THE CARBURETOR FUEL FILTER. FUEL LEAKAGE MAY BE CAUSED BY ACOMBINATION OF FACTORS, INCLUDING FUEL TUBE MISALIGNMENT, IMPROPER HOSECLAMPING AND A CHANGE TO A LESS FLEXIBLE, DOUBLE BRAIDED HOSE. FUEL ODORS MAYPROVIDE WARNING TO DRIVERS. SHOULD LEAKAGE OCCUR, A POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR THEOCCURANCE OF AN UNDERHOOD FIRE. (CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND REPLACING FUELHOSE, CLAMP AND ALIGNMENT OF FUEL TUBE WHEN NECESSARY). PASSENGER VEHICLE.

NHTSA Recall Number:  76V112000
Recall Date:  20 July 1976

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FORD MOTOR CAMPAIGN NO 199. POSSIBILITY THAT THE FRONT SEAT BACK RESTRAININGDEVICES THAT MAY FAIL TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETYSTANDARD NO. 207. THIS CONDITION RESULTED BECAUSE SCREWS SECURING THE LATCHSTRIKER TO THE SEAT CUSHION FRAME WERE NOT PROPERLY PROCESSED BY THEIRMANUFATURER. (CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND REPLACING SCREW AS NECESSARY).PASSENGER VEHICLE.

NHTSA Recall Number:  76V046000
Recall Date:  25 March 1976

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FORD CAMPAIGN NO 188. EQUIPPED WITH POWER STEERING. POSSIBILITY THAT THESTEERING GEAR PINION ASSEMBLY MAY CONTAIN A CRACKED OR SHEARED VALVE SLEEVEDRIVE PIN. IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS, TURING THE STEERING WHEEL WILL NOTOVERCOME HYDRAULIC PRESSURE WITHIN THE ASSEMBLY, AND THE DRIVER WILL BE UNABLETO CONTROL STEERING OF THE VEHICLE. (CONTROL BY INSPECTING AND REPLACINGSTEERING GEAR ON ALL VEHICLE CONTAINING SUSPECTED STEERING GEAR UNITS).