Year: 1985 Make: FORD Model: Tempo

Number of OPEN Recalls 4


NHTSA Recall Number:  85V134000
Recall Date:  22 October 1985

SUMMARY
THE UNEXPECTED OPEN THROTTLE CAUSES AN INCREASE IN ENGINE SPEED WHICH COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE CAR AND A POTENTIAL CRASH. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: THE ELECTRONIC ENGINE CONTROL PROCESSOR MAY EXPERIENCE AN INTERMITTENT TIMING PROBLEM. THIS PROBLEM CAUSES IMPROPER EXECUTION ENGINE PERFORMANCE WHICH MAY MAINTAIN OR CAUSE A PARTIALLY OPEN THROTTLE.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
SYSTEM: ELECTRONIC ENGINE CONTROL PROCESSOR. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS WITH 2.3 LITER ENGINES WITH 49-STATES CALIBRATIONS AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.

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:  85V086000
Recall Date:  03 July 1985

SUMMARY
REAR SUSPENSION CONTROL ARM-TO-SPINDLE ATTACHMENT BOLTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO FRACTURE DURING USE OF CAR. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: IF BOLTS FRACTURE, REAR SPINDLE COULD DISENGAGE FROM CONTROL ARM AND POSSIBLY RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS. SYSTEM: REAR SUSPENSION BOLTS.

NHTSA Recall Number:  85V145000
Recall Date:  05 November 1985

SUMMARY
REAR SUPENSION CONTROL ARM-TO-SPINDLE ATTACHMENT BOLTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO FRACTURE CAUSING THE REAR SPINDLE TO SEPARATE DURING USE OF CAR. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: IF BOLTS FRACTURE AND REAR SPINDLE DISENGAGES FROM CONTROL ARM, LOSS OF CONTROL WILL BE EXPERIENCE WHICH MAY RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
SYSTEM: REAR SUSPENSION BOLTS. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS. THIS IS AN ADDENDUM THE NHTSA RECALL NUMBER 85V086000.