Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1990 FORD THUNDERBIRD

NHTSA Campaign Number: 91V076000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: THUNDERBIRD

Year: 1990

Component:
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19900201

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19901001

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 125000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19910524

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19910506

Date Added To File: 19910515

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
THE NUTS WHICH HOLD WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR TO THE WIPER MODULE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUFFICIENTLY TIGHTENED AND MAY LOOSEN OR COME OFF. THIS CAUSES CHANGED WIPER PATTERNS, OR THE WIPERS MAY JAM IF TWO OF THE THREE NUTS COME OFF.

Consequence Summary:
CHANGES IN THE WIPER PATTERN OR JAMMING OF THE WIPERSWOULD RESULT IN REDUCED DRIVER VISIBILTY IN INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS.

Corrective Action:
APPLY TORQUE RETENTION MATERIAL TO WIPER MOTOR STUDS AND NUTS AND RETORQUE.