Year: 1983 Make: FORD Model: Ranger

Number of OPEN Recalls 7


NHTSA Recall Number:  82V033000
Recall Date:  12 April 1982

SUMMARY
ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES, THE MUFFLER GRASS SHIELDS WERE INADVERTENTLY OMITTED DURING MANUFACTURE. WITHOUT THE GRASS SHIELD, AND DURING CERTAIN OPERATING CONDITIONS, THE MUFFLER SURFACE TEMPERATURES COULD BECOME HOT ENOUGH TO EXCEED SPECIFIED STANDARDS AND CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR IGNITING TALL GRASSES IF THEY WERE PRESENT BENEATH A STANDING VEHICLE.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HIGH ALTITUDE ENGINEEMISSION SYSTEMS.SYSTEM: FUEL; MUFFLER GRASS SHIELDS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: A FIRE COULD START RESULTING IN VEHICLE DAMAGE ANDSERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY.

NHTSA Recall Number:  07E064000
Recall Date:  27 August 2007

SUMMARY
CERTAIN 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.

CONSEQUENCE
A LEAKING FUEL PUMP COULD CREATE A VEHICLE FIRE HAZARD.

REMEDY
A LEAKING FUEL PUMP COULD CREATE A VEHICLE FIRE HAZARD.

MANUFACTURER NOTES
THIS 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 HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA Recall Number:  84V112000
Recall Date:  25 September 1984

SUMMARY
THE FLEXIBLE HOSE CONNECTING THE FUEL PUMP TO THE CARBURETOR FUEL LINE MAY SEPARATE FROM THE FUEL PUMP.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 2.0 AND 2.3 LITER ENGINES.SYSTEM: FUEL; FLEXIBLE HOSE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IN THE EVENT OF A SEPARATION, FUEL LEAKAGE MAY OCCUR,POSSIBLY CAUSING AN UNDERHOOD FIRE AND INJURY TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.NOTE: VEHICLES LEAKING FUEL SHOULD NOT BE DRIVEN.

NHTSA Recall Number:  84V082000
Recall Date:  09 July 1984

SUMMARY
IF TRUCK IS STRUCK FROM THE SIDE, THE CAP ON THE FUEL TANK COULD BECOME UNSEALED, ALLOWING UNSAFE LEAKAGE OF FUEL. THIS IS A FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY". LEAKAGE CAN BE CAUSED BY AN ORANGE-COLORED PLASTIC DIESEL FUEL INFORMATION RING WHICH IS FOUND AROUND THE FUEL TANK NECK, OR BY THE TETHER.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH MIDSHIP FUEL TANK, TETHERED FUELFILLER PIPE CAPS OR DIESEL ENGINES.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL CAPS (LOCKING AND NON-LOCKING).CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LEAKING FUEL COULD CAUSE A FIRE IN THE PRESENCE OF ANIGNITION SOURCE AND COULD RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS ORBYSTANDERS.

NHTSA Recall Number:  84V111000
Recall Date:  25 September 1984

SUMMARY
SECONDARY HOOD LATCH COMPONENTS MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY POSITIONED DURING ASSEMBLY. IF THE HOOD IS NOT CLOSED TIGHTLY, OR IS INADVERTENTLY RELEASED, THE SECONDARY LATCH MAY NOT WORK AND THE HOOD MAY FLY UP WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT TRUCKS.SYSTEM: STRUCTURE; HOOD ASSEMBLY LATCH SYSTEMS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THE DRIVER"S VIEW WILL BE OBSTRUCTED AND AN ACCIDENTMAY RESULT.NOTE: MAKE CERTAIN THE PRIMARY HOOD LATCH IS ENGAGED PROPERLY BEFORE DRIVING.

NHTSA Recall Number:  98E010000
Recall Date:  08 April 1998

SUMMARY
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: AFTERMARKET BRAKE ROTORS FOR USE ON CERTAIN FORD AND MAZDA TRUCKS. CRACKED CASTINGS CAUSED CRACKS TO APPEAR ON THE OUTER DIAMETER OF THE ROTOR HAT OR AROUND THE STUD HOLE.

CONSEQUENCE
LOSS OF BRAKING CAN RESULT.

REMEDY
LOSS OF BRAKING CAN RESULT.

MANUFACTURER NOTES
OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 1998. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE ROTORS WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT AIMCO AT 815-759-7935. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

NHTSA Recall Number:  83V032000
Recall Date:  22 March 1983

SUMMARY
SOME OF THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH IMPROPERLY HEAT TREATED FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER SPRING SEAT ATTACHING STUDS. THESE STUDS COULD FRACTURE DURING VEHICLE OPERATION, ALLOWING THE LOWER SPRING SEAT TO MOVE AND POSSIBLY SLIDE OFF THE AXLE.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT TRUCKS.SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; FRONT SUSPENSION ASSEMBLY STUDS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THIS COULD CAUSE ERRATIC STEERING. A RUPTURE OF THEFRONT BRAKE HOSE COULD OCCUR, RESULTING IN LOSS OF FRONT WHEEL BRAKING. CHANGESIN STEERING AND A LOSS OF FRONT BRAKES COULD CAUSE A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROLPOSSIBLY RESULTING IN AN ACCIDENT.NOTE: THE OPERATOR MAY BE FOREWARNED OF THE CONDITION BY A CHANGE IN VEHICLEATTITUDE, ABNORMAL POSITION OF THE AFFECTED FRONT WHEEL, FRONT END NOISE, ACHANGE IN STEERING EFFORTS OR STEERING PULL, OR ILLUMINATION OF THE BRAKEWARNING LIGHT.