Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1985 FORD E350

NHTSA Campaign Number: 86V094000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: E350

Year: 1985

Component:
STEERING:LINKAGES:LINK:DRAG:CONNECTION

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19850301

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19860301

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 70125

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19860716

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19860715

Date Added To File: 19860722

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
THE RUBBER THAT ENCASES BALL STUD AND SOCKET JOINT (CONNECTS STEERING DRAG LINK AND PITMAN ARM) MAY DETERIORATE, CAUSING METAL TO METAL CONTACT, AND MAY EVENTUALLY RESULT IN COMPLETE SEPARATION. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: COMPLETE SEPARATION OF THE DRAG LINK TO PITMAN ARM CONNECTION RESULTS IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL WHICH MAY LEAD TO AN ACCIDENT.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
INSTALL NEW DRAG LINK ASSEMBLIES WITH STEEL BALL AND SOCKET JOINTS AT THE PITMAN ARM CONNECTIONS.