Year: 1975 Make: FORD Model: Thunderbird

Number of OPEN Recalls 5


NHTSA Recall Number:  74V126000
Recall Date:  13 August 1974

SUMMARY

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
FORD CAMPAIGN NO 129. WITH 460 ENGINES AND 4V-CARBURETORS. JOB 1 TO AUG. 3,1974. POSSIBILITY THAT THE FUEL INLET SEAT ON 4V-CARBURETORS INSTALLED ONVEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 460 CID ENGINES MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY TORQUED WHICHCOULD PERMIT THE INLET SEAT TO LOOSEN WITH VEHICLE OPERATION. SHOULD THISOCCUR, THE CARBURETOR FLOAT WOULD HOLD THE SUPPLEMENTARY FUEL INLET OPENRESULTING IN FLOODING AND SUBSEQUENT STALLING OF THE ENGINE AT IDLE. (CORRECTBY INSPECTING AND RETORQUING FUEL INLET SEAT).

NHTSA Recall Number:  75V042000
Recall Date:  04 March 1975

SUMMARY

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
FORD CAMPAIGN NO 154. LIGHT TRUCKS EQTIPPED WITH 460 CID ENGINE & 4353-4VCARBURETOR. POSSIBILITY THAT THE "O" RING ON THE SEALING PLUG INSTALLED IN THEFUEL INLET CROSS-CHANNEL OF THE CARBURETOR MAY EXPERIENCE LOSS OF THE SEALINGPLUG. SHOULD PLUG LOSS OCCUR, FUEL PUMP OPERATION WOULD CAUSE GASOLINE TO BEDISCHARGED ONTO THE ENGINE UNDER PRESSURE. A STRONG FUEL ODOR WOULD RESULTWITH POTENTIAL FOR THE OCCURENCE OF AN UNDERHOOD FIRE. (CORRECT BY INSTALLINGNEW PLUG LESS "O" RING USING AN EPOXY COATING OVER PLUG AND ADJACENT SURFACE).

NHTSA Recall Number:  75V043000
Recall Date:  04 March 1975

SUMMARY

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
FORD CAMPAIGN NO 154. EQUIPPED WITH 460 CID ENGINE AND 4350-4V CARBURETOR.POSSIBILITY THAT THE CARBURETOR WAS BUILT WITH SECONDARY THROTTLE STOP LEVERTHAT WAS STAMPED WITH AN ADVERSE STEP OR DISCONTINOUS SURFACE ON THE UPPERPERIPHERY OF THE LEVER. THIS SURFACE IRREGULARITY COULD IMPEDE THE SECONDARYLOCKOUT LEVER FROM RIDING DOWN THE UPPER CAM-LIKE SURFACE OF THE SECONDARYTHROTTLE STOP LEVER. SHOULD THE LOCKOUT LEVER CATCH ON THE ADVERSE STEP OF THESECONDARY STOP LEVER AND RESULT IN THE SECONDARY THROTTLE PLATE BEING HELD OPENWHICH COULD RESULT IN VEHICLE ACCELERATING TO AN EXCESSIVE SPEED. (CORRECT BYINSPECTING AND INSTALLING A NEWLY DESIGNED SECONDARY THROTTLE LOCKOUT LEVERWHERE NECESSARY).

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:  75V065000
Recall Date:  23 April 1975

SUMMARY

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
FORD CAMPAIGN NO 156. POSSIBILITY THAT THE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLEDWITH REAR SUSPENSION LEFT LOWER ARM TO FRAME ATTACHING NUT NOT TIGHTENED TO THESPECIFIED TORQUE. IF THE NUT SHOULD WORK FREE AND ALLOW LOWER ARM DETACHMENTIT WOULD ADVERSELY AFFECT VEHICLE HANDLING. ALSO THE REAR BRAKES MAY BECOMELOCKED BY THE INCREASED PARKING BRAKE CABLE TENSION AND RESULT IN SKIDDING ANDPOSSIBLE LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL. (CORRECT BY INSPECTING AND RETORQUING NUTSTO SPECIFICATIONS).