Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1988 FORD B600

NHTSA Campaign Number: 91V126000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: B600

Year: 1988

Component:
STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19870701

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19871101

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 3000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19910926

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19910716

Date Added To File: 19910930

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
BECAUSE OF A MACHINING INCONSISTENCY, THERE IS A HIGH PISTON-TO-BALL CONTACT ANGLE IN THE STEERING GEAR WORM DRIVE. THIS CONTACT CAUSES THE BALLS TO TRY TO ROTATE ON TWO DIFFERENT ROLLING RADII AT TWO DIFFERENT SPEEDS, CAUSING THE BALL TO DAMAGE THE CONTACT SURFACES OF THE PISTON AND SPINDLE DURING STATIC OR LOW SPEED MANEUVERS INVOKING FULL OR NEAR FULL TURNS.

Consequence Summary:
STEERING ABILITY DETERIORATES AND EVENTUALLY STEERINGLOCKUP OCCURS DURING THESE LOW SPEED MANEUVERS RESULTING IN LOSS OF STEERINGCONTROL AND AN INCREASED RISK OF VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action:
REPLACE BENDIX C300N STEERING GEARS WITH NEW GEARS.