Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1978 FORD LTD II

NHTSA Campaign Number: 78V108000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: LTD II

Year: 1978

Component:
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19771001

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19780201

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 110000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19780909

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19780515

Date Added To File: 19791012

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 209

Defect Summary:
THE INVOLVED VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH SHOULDER HARNESS RETRACTORS THAT MAY NOT LOCK. SHOULD THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCE A SUDDEN DECELERATION OR IMPACT, THE FRONT SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE RESTRAINED BY THE SHOULDER HARNESS PORTION OF THE THREE-POINT SEAT BELT SYSTEM. FURTHERMORE, THE SHOULDER HARNESS RETRACTORS MAY NOT ALLOW EXTRACTION OF THE SHOULDER BELT WEBBING DUE TO A PRE-LOCKED CONDITION. THIS IS A NON-COMPLIANCE TO THE EMERGENCY LOCKING RETRACTOR PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, “SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES”.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES IF NECESSARY, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.