Year: 1989 Make: FORD Model: Probe

Number of OPEN Recalls 1


NHTSA Recall Number:  93E035000
Recall Date:  13 October 1993

SUMMARY
THE GROOVE FOR THE REAR WHEEL BEARING RETAINER RING WAS INCORRECTLY MACHINED.

CONSEQUENCE
IF THE RETAINING RING DOES NOT SIT CORRECTLY IN THEGROOVE, THE AXLE LUG NUTS WILL BREAK, CAUSING THE BRAKE DRUM, WHEEL, AND TIREASSEMBLY TO SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE.

REMEDY
IF THE RETAINING RING DOES NOT SIT CORRECTLY IN THEGROOVE, THE AXLE LUG NUTS WILL BREAK, CAUSING THE BRAKE DRUM, WHEEL, AND TIREASSEMBLY TO SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE.

MANUFACTURER NOTES
SYSTEM: BRAKES; HYDRAULIC; SHOE AND DRUM SYSTEMS; DRUM.EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: REPLACEMENT BRAKE DRUMS FOR PASSENGER VEHICLES, MIDASPART NO. BD 1552.NOTES: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPONSERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREEOF CHARGE OR THE REMEDY DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASECONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY AT1-800-424-9393.EMPIRE MOTOR COMPANY, LTD., OF TOKYO, JAPAN MANUFACTURED THESE BRAKE DRUMS. THEU.S.A. REPRESENTATIVE IS EMC OF AMERICA, LOS ANGELES, CA.THESE BRAKE DRUMS WERE INSTALLED ON VEHICLES FROM JULY 13, 1993 THROUGHSEPTEMBER 30, 1993.