Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1979 FORD CLUB WAGON

NHTSA Campaign Number: 78V269000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: CLUB WAGON

Year: 1979

Component:
STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19781101

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19781201

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 20000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19781212

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19781221

Date Added To File: 19791012

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
THE STEERING GEARS ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED SECTOR SHAFTS FROM WHICH THE THREADED PORTIONS OF THE SHAFTS MAY FRACTURE AND SEPARATE. SHOULD THE SECTOR SHAFT FRACTURE, THE PITMAN ARM MAY DISENGAGE FROM THE SPLINED PORTION OF THE SECTOR SHAFT.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
THE DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE STEERING GEAR ASSEMBLY OR INSTALL A NEW SECTOR SHAFT IN THE STEERING GEAR ASSEMBLY.