Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1986 FORD AEROSTAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 88V091000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: AEROSTAR

Year: 1986

Component:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19850501

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19880301

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 60000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19880701

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19880606

Date Added To File: 19880609

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH TRAILER TOW PACKAGE HAVE A TRAILER TAILLIGHT RELAY ASSEMBLY THAT CONTAINS WIRES OF SMALLER GAUGE THAN THE FUSE LINK WHICH PROTECTS THE CIRCUIT.

Consequence Summary:
SHOULD A SHORT CIRCUIT OCCUR IN THE WIRING WITHIN THERELAY OR IF WATER INTRUSION OCCURS THE SMALLER GAUGE WIRE IN THE RELAY WILLFUNCTION AS A FUSE LINK AND OVERHEAT. THE POSSIBILITY EXISTS FOR A FIRE IF THEWIRES ARE EXPOSED TO COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS.

Corrective Action:
INSTALLATION OF A RELAY WITH WIRES OF GAUGE ADEQUATE TO PROTECT THE CIRCUIT.