Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1989 FORD THUNDERBIRD

NHTSA Campaign Number: 89V080000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: THUNDERBIRD

Year: 1989

Component:
SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19890101

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19890101

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 10600

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19890609

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19890519

Date Added To File: 19890605

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
IMPROPERLY HEAT TREATED REAR SUSPENSION KNUCKLES COULD EXPERIENCE HIGH MILEAGE FATIGUE CRACKS AND EVENTUAL FRACTURE.

Consequence Summary:
THIS COULD RESULT IN REAR SUSPENSION FAILURE AT THEAFFECTED WHEEL WITH AN ADVERSE AFFECT ON CONTROL OF THE CAR, WHICH COULDCAUSE AN ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action:
REPLACE KNUCKLES THAT HAVE THE AFFECTED LOT CODES.