Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1978 FORD CUSTOM 500

NHTSA Campaign Number: 78V044000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: CUSTOM 500

Year: 1978

Component:
TIRES

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19780101

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19780101

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 60

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19780601

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19780306

Date Added To File: 19791012

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
SOME OF THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN EQUIPPED WITH LR78-15 “C” LOAD RANGE TRUCK TIRES INSTEAD OF LR78-15 “B” LOAD RANGE PASSENGER CAR TIRES. THE WHEELS PRESENTLY ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES ARE INTENDED FOR USE WITH PASSENGER VEHICLE TIRES AND WERE NOT RATED FOR THE HIGHER MAXIMUM AIR PRESSURE AND LOAD RATINGS MOLDED INTO THE SIDEWALL OF THE LR78-15 “C” LOAD RANGE TRUCK TIRES.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
THE DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE “C” LOAD RANGE TIRES WITH “B” LOAD RANGE TIRES, WITHOUT CHARGE.