Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1981 FORD ESCORT

NHTSA Campaign Number: 81V045000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: ESCORT

Year: 1981

Component:
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19790801

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19810201

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 21000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19810513

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19810406

Date Added To File: 19810512

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
FUEL MAY POSSIBLY TRAVEL THROUGH THE SPEED CONTROL VACUUM LINES AND INTO THE SPEED CONTROL ACTUATION DEVICE (SERV0). THE FUEL CAN DAMAGE SEALS IN THE ACTUATOR SERVO AND ALLOW VACUUM LEAKS. SUCH A LEAK COULD ACTIVATE THE SPEED CONTROL WITHOUT ANY ACTION ON THE PART OF THE DRIVER. THIS WOULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO GRADUALLY ACCELERATE.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
THE VACUUM CHECK VALVE AND HOSE ASSEMBLY WILL BE REPLACED AND THE SPEED CONTROL SERVO WILL BE REPLACED IF IT HAS BEEN DAMAGED.