Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1979 FORD RANCHERO

NHTSA Campaign Number: 78V237000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: RANCHERO

Year: 1979

Component:
WHEELS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19780801

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19780901

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 800

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19781130

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19781023

Date Added To File: 19791012

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 120

Defect Summary:
DUE TO AN ERROR IN THE VEHICLE ASSEMBLY COMPUTER BROADCAST PROGRAM, THE INVOLVED VEHICLES WERE EQUIPPED WITH 14X5.5 INCH WHEEL RIMS WHICH WERE INTENDED FOR USE ON PASSENGER CARS. THE TIRES WERE NOT MARKED WITH THE INFORMATION SPECIFIED BY FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 120, “TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN PASSENGER CARS”. AS A RESULT, A NON-COMPLIANCE EXISTS TO THIS STANDARD.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
THE EXISTING 14X5.5 INCH WHEELS WILL BE REPLACED WITH 14X6.0 INCH WHEELS.