Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1979 FORD F100

NHTSA Campaign Number: 79V208000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: F100

Year: 1979

Component:
WHEELS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19781101

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19790701

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 40000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19791126

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19790917

Date Added To File: 19791212

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
A NUMBER OF WHEEL ASSEMBLIES ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY HAVE SUBSTANDARD WELDS IN THE AREA WHERE THE DISC IS ATTACHED TO THE RIM. SUBSTANDARD WELDS CAN CAUSE CRACKS TO OCCUR IN THE WHEEL ASSEMBLY. RAPID LOSS OF AIR PRESSURE IN THE TIRE OR SEPARATION OF THE WHEEL RIM FROM THE DISC COULD RESULT.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
IF SEPARATION AND LOSS OF AIR OCCURS WHILE VEHICLE IS IN OPERATION, LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT COULD OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING. CORRECTIVE ACTION: THE DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE WHEELS WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.