Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1978 FORD MUSTANG

NHTSA Campaign Number: 78V047000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: MUSTANG

Year: 1978

Component:
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19770901

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19770901

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 1956

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19780407

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19780308

Date Added To File: 19791012

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 208

Defect Summary:
THE AUTOMATIC LOCKING REAR SEAT BELT RETRACTORS ON CERTAIN VEHICLES MAY FAIL TO LOCK DUE TO BINDING OF THE LOCKING PAWL AGAINST THE RETRACTOR HOUSING. THIS BINDING IS CAUSED BY RETRACTOR HOUSING DEFORMATION WHICH OCCURRED DURING ASSEMBLY. AS A RESULT THE PASSENGERS WOULD BE RESTRAINED ONLY BY THE FULLY EXTENDED BELT. THIS FAILS TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, “OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION”.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE ONE OR BOTH REAR SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES FREE OF CHARGE.