Year: 1983 Make: FORD Model: Thunderbird

Number of OPEN Recalls 4


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:  83V039000
Recall Date:  11 April 1983

SUMMARY
FUEL LEAKS COULD DEVELOP IN EITHER OF TWO CONNECTIONS IN A FUEL SUPPLY LINE. ONE CONNECTION UNDER THE VEHICLE MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED OR IMPROPERLY INSTALLED. THE OTHER SUSPECT PART IS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT AND CONTAINS A PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.3 LITER TURBO ENGINES.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL INLET LINE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF EITHER OF THESE CONNECTIONS SEPARATE OR LEAK, FUELSPILLAGE COULD RESULT, AND IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULTIN FIRE.NOTE: OWNERS ARE CAUTIONED NOT TO OPERATE THEIR VEHICLES UNTIL CORRECTIVEACTION HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

NHTSA Recall Number:  83V012000
Recall Date:  08 February 1983

SUMMARY
SOME OF THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH FUEL TANKS THAT HAVE INADEQUATELY WELDED FRONT SEAMS THAT CAN LEAK.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.8 LITER ENGINES.SYSTEM: FUEL SYSTEMS; FUEL TANK.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LEAKING FUEL, IN COMBINATION WITH A SOURCE OF IGNITION,COULD RESULT IN A FIRE AND PERSONAL INJURY.NOTE: THE OWNER SHOULD NOT OPERATE HIS VEHICLE UNTIL THE NECESSARY CORRECTIONIS MADE.

NHTSA Recall Number:  83V028000
Recall Date:  07 March 1983

SUMMARY
THE PARKING GEAR MAY NOT ENGAGE, EVEN THOUGH THE GEAR SHIFT LEVER IS PLACED IN THE "PARK" POSITION. THIS OCCURS IF THE LINKAGE INSIDE THE TRANSMISSION THAT ACTUATES THE PARK GEAR WAS IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED. A PIN THAT RETAINS COMPONENTS ON A LINKAGE (ACTUATING) ROD COULD BREAK AND THE LINKAGE MAY NOT ENGAGE THE PARKING GEAR.

CONSEQUENCE

REMEDY

MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVETRANSMISSIONS.SYSTEM: POWER TRAIN; TRANSMISSION, PARKING PAWL ACTUATING ASSEMBLY.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE PARKING BRAKE IS NOT APPLIED AND THE PARKINGGEAR DOES NOT ENGAGE, UNEXPECTED VEHICLE MOVEMENT COULD CAUSE AN ACCIDENT ANDPERSONAL INJURY.NOTE: DRIVERS SHOULD ALWAYS APPLY THE PARKING BRAKE WHENEVER LEAVING THEVEHICLE.