Year: 1977 Make: FORD Model: Thunderbird

Number of OPEN Recalls 5


NHTSA Recall Number:  80V144000
Recall Date:  07 November 1980

SUMMARY
SOME OF THE FLEXIBLE FIVE-BLADE ENGINE COOLING FANS MAY BE SUBJECT TO HIGH BLADE STRESSES THAT CAN RESULT FROM RESONANT VIBRATION INPUTS OCCURRING DURING NORMAL VEHICLE OPERATION. THIS CAN LEAD TO FATIGUE CRACKING OF THE BLADES. PORTIONS OF THE BLADE MAY SEPARATE FROM THE FAN ASSEMBLY WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 351 CID ENGINES AND AIRCONDITIONING.SYSTEM: ENGINE COOLING; FAN.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: BLADE FRAGMENTS PROPELLED FROM A ROTATING FAN MAY CAUSEDAMAGE TO UNDERHOOD COMPONENTS AND PERSONAL INJURY TO BYSTANDERS IF THE HOOD ISOPEN.

NHTSA Recall Number:  84V078000
Recall Date:  26 June 1984

SUMMARY
BLADES MAY CRACK AND MAY, OVER A PERIOD OF TIME, LOOSEN FROM FAN ASSEMBLY.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 250, 302, 351 OR 400 CIDENGINES AND AIR CONDITIONING.SYSTEM: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING; FANS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: BLADE PIECES MAY DAMAGE COMPONENTS UNDER THE HOOD. IFHOOD IS OPENED WHILE ENGINE IS OPERATING, PERSONS STANDING NEARBY MAY BEINJURED IF THE FAN BREAKS.NOTE: IMPENDING BLADE FAILURE MAY BE EVIDENCED BY RATTLING OR VIBRATION.

NHTSA Recall Number:  08E019000
Recall Date:  06 March 2008

SUMMARY
INTERCONTINENTAL AUTO PARTS IS RECALLING 1,937 FUEL FILTERS, P/NOS ALG 44/1 AND PUROLATOR F10024, SHIPPED BETWEEN JANUARY 14 AND FEBRUARY 13, 2008, SOLD FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE FILTER'S OUTLET CAP MAY NOT BE SECURELY CRIMPED TO THE HOUSING. THIS COULD RESULT IN A SEPARATION OF FILTER'S OUTLET CAP FROM THE HOUSING.

CONSEQUENCE
IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS WHILE ATTEMPTING TO START THE VEHICLE, A NO START CONDITION MAY RESULT AND FUEL MAY BE PUMPED ONTO THE GROUND. IF THIS OCCURS WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, THE ENGINE MAY STOP DUE TO INADEQUATE FUEL SUPPLY. IF AN IGNITION SOURCE WERE PRESENT, FUEL LEAKAGE MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.

REMEDY
IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS WHILE ATTEMPTING TO START THE VEHICLE, A NO START CONDITION MAY RESULT AND FUEL MAY BE PUMPED ONTO THE GROUND. IF THIS OCCURS WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, THE ENGINE MAY STOP DUE TO INADEQUATE FUEL SUPPLY. IF AN IGNITION SOURCE WERE PRESENT, FUEL LEAKAGE MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.

MANUFACTURER NOTES
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO INTERCONTINENTAL AFTERMARKET FUEL FILTERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY. 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:  77V141000
Recall Date:  13 September 1977

SUMMARY
THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE FUEL LEAKAGE AT THE RUBBER HOSE CONNECTING THE FUEL INLET TUBE TO THE CARBURETOR FILTER. THIS LEAKAGE CONDITION IS DUE TO INSUFFICIENT INSERTION OF THE FUEL TUBE INTO THE HOSE OR IMPROPER POSITIONING OF THE HOSE CLAMP, CAUSING THE CLAMP TO BE CRIMPED DIRECTLY OVER THE FUEL TUBE BEAD.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCKS AND PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 351 OR 400 CIDENGINES.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL HOSE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: FUEL LEAKAGE COULD LEAD TO AN UNDERHOOD FIRE ANDINJURIES TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS FROM BURNS AND SMOKE INHALATION.NOTE: GASOLINE ODORS MAY INDICATE A FUEL LEAK IS PERSENT.

NHTSA Recall Number:  77V140000
Recall Date:  13 September 1977

SUMMARY
THE INVOLVED VEHICLES WERE FITTED WITH TILT STEERING COLUMNS CONTAINING TRANSMISSION CONTROL INSERTS INTENDED FOR TRUCKS RATHER THAN PASSENGER VEHICLES. THIS MAY CAUSE THE TRANSMISSION SELECTOR POINTER TO BE MISALIGNED AND THE POSSIBILITY OF STARTING THE ENGINE WHEN THE SELECTOR IS BETWEEN THE NEUTRAL (N) AND DRIVE (D) DETENTS AND THE TRANSMISSION IS IN DRIVE.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH TILT STEERING COLUMNS ANDAUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.SYSTEM: POWER TRAIN; TRANSMISSION CONTROL INSERTS, STEERING COLUMN.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: SHOULD THE ENGINE START WITH THE TRANSMISSION IN DRIVE,THE VEHICLE COULD UNEXPECTEDLY MOVE FORWARD AND AN ACCIDENT AND PERSONAL INJURYCOULD RESULT.NOTE: PRIOR TO CORRECTIVE ACTION, DRIVER SHOULD BE CAREFUL TO START THE ENGINEONLY WHEN THE GEAR SELECTOR INDICATES PARK (P).