Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1978 FORD B700

NHTSA Campaign Number: 78V267000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: B700

Year: 1978

Component:
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19780201

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19780301

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 455

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19781214

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19781220

Date Added To File: 19791012

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
THE FLUID RETURN HOSE INSTALLED BETWEEN THE POWER STEERING RESERVOIR AND PUMP IS SUSCEPTIBLE TO DETERIORATION AND “KINKING”. DETERIORATION OF THE HOSE PERMITS PARTICLES TO ENTER THE POWER STEERING FLUID SYSTEM RESTRICTING FLOW. BOTH HOSE DETERIORATION AND KINKING MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF POWER STEERING ASSIST AND INCREASED MANUAL STEERING EFFORTS.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE RETURN HOSE AND MODIFY THE ROUTING OF THE POWER STEERING PRESSURE HOSE TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL CLEARANCE FOR THE RETURN HOSE.