Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1983 FORD THUNDERBIRD

NHTSA Campaign Number: 83V039000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: THUNDERBIRD

Year: 1983

Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19830201

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19830301

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 250

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19830325

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19830411

Date Added To File: 19830509

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
FUEL LEAKS COULD DEVELOP IN EITHER OF TWO CONNECTIONS IN A FUEL SUPPLY LINE. ONE CONNECTION UNDER THE VEHICLE MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED OR IMPROPERLY INSTALLED. THE OTHER SUSPECT PART IS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT AND CONTAINS A PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
THE DEALER WILL INSTALL A REVISED DESIGN FUEL LINE VALVE ASSEMBLY WITH NEW HOSE CLAMPS AND REPLACE THE FUEL SUPPLY HOSE CLAMP, IF IT IS DAMAGED OR INCORRECT. NOTIFICATION WAS MADE TO DEALERS PRIOR TO ANY RECORDED VEHICLE SALES, AND VEHICLES SHOULD HAVE BEEN CORRECTED BEFORE FINAL DELIVERY.