Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1976 FORD CL SERIES

NHTSA Campaign Number: 79V077000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: CL SERIES

Year: 1976

Component:
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19750201

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19790301

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 65000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19791109

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19790329

Date Added To File: 19791012

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
CERTAIN AIR BRAKE ANTI-LOCK MODULATORS COULD MALFUNCTION DURING OPERATION OF THE ANTI-LOCK SYSTEM. A NYLON PISTON WITHIN THE MODULATOR AIR VALVE SYSTEM CAN SWELL FROM EXPOSURE TO SYSTEM CONTAMINANTS. CONTINUED EXPOSURE MAY CAUSE THE PISTON TO SWELL TO THE EXTENT THAT INTERFERENCE WITH THE CYLINDER WALL WILL RESULT, CAUSING MOMENTARY STICKING OR A PERMANENT JAM. THIS CAN RESULT IN TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT LOSS OF BRAKING FOR THE AFFECTED AXLE.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
THE PISTONS IN THE VALVE PORTION OF THE MODULATORS WILL BE REPLACED WITH PISTONS THAT DO NOT SWELL WHEN EXPOSED TO AIR BRAKE SYSTEM CONTAMINANTS.