Year: 1972 Make: FORD Model: Thunderbird

Number of OPEN Recalls 3


NHTSA Recall Number:  71V216000
Recall Date:  22 November 1971

SUMMARY

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
FORD CAMPAIGN NO H-1B. LIGHT TRUCKS BUILT BETWEEN AUG. 16, 1 971, AND OCT.14, 1971,F-100 THUR F-350 SERIES. POSSIBILITY THAT SEAT BELT AND SHOULDERHARNESS ATTACHING BOLTS WERE IMPRO PERLY PROCESSED DURING HEAT TREATING ANDPLATING OPERATIONS. IF CONDITION EXISTS, MAY CAUSE BOLTS TO BE SUSCEPTIBLE TOHYDR OGEN EMBRITTLEMENT FRACTURING AFTER INSTALLATION. (CORRECT BY INSPECTINGAND REPLACING WITH PROPERLY HEAT TREATED BOLTS. )

NHTSA Recall Number:  72V152000
Recall Date:  19 June 1972

SUMMARY

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
FORD CAMPAIGN H2H. POSSIBILITY THAT INCORRECT REAR SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES WEREINADVERTENTLY INSTALLED AT OUTBOARD SEATING POSITIONS. DUE TO ADDITIONAL TWOINCHES IN BELT LENGTH IN BUCKLE PORTION OF ASSEMBLY, RETRACTOR MIGHT NOT LOCKWHEN SEAT BELT IS FASTENED AROUND SOMEONE OF SMALL SIZE. THIS WOULD LEAVEOCCUPANT WITHOUT EFFECTIVE RESTRAINT. (CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND INSTALLINGPROPER ASSEMBLIES WHERE NECESSARY).

NHTSA Recall Number:  72V240000
Recall Date:  29 September 1972

SUMMARY

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
FORD CAMPAIGN NO H-5B. W/POWER STEERING. POSSIBILITY THAT POWER STEERING GEARASSEMBLIES WERE BUILT WITH WORM AND VALVE ASSEMBLY TORSION ROD LOCK PININADVERTENTLY OMITTED. IF CONDITION EXISTS, COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERINGCONTROL. (CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND INSTALLING PIN WHERE NECESSARY. )