Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1989 FORD F350

NHTSA Campaign Number: 92V026000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: F350

Year: 1989

Component:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM:SHOES/LININGS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19870801

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19910801

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 467000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19920610

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19920303

Date Added To File: 19920311

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
A REVISED BRAKE LINING NOISE INSULATOR RESULTED IN A DECREASE IN THE THERMAL INSULATION BETWEEN THE BRAKE LINING AND THE FRONT BRAKE CALIPER PISTON. THIS CAUSED GREATER HEAT TRANSFER TO THE CALIPER PISTONS WITH THE POTENTIAL TO OVERHEAT THE BRAKE FLUID AND DIMINISH BRAKE EFFECTIVENESS DURING SEVERE BRAKING CONDITIONS.

Consequence Summary:
INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCES AND INABLILITY TO HOLDVEHICLES ON A STEEP GRADE RESULTS IN INCREASED RISK OF ACCIDENT IN THE EVENT OFA SUDDEN STOP OR WHEN CONSTANT BRAKING IS NEEDED TO MANEUVER THROUGH AREAS WITHSTEEP GRADES.

Corrective Action:
ADD SNAP-IN INSULATORS THAT ATTACH TO EACH OF THE FRONT BRAKE CALIPER PISTONS. IN ADDITION, VEHICLES WITH 7.5 L ENGINES WILL HAVE INSULATION ADDED TO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT BRAKE LINES.