Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1990 FORD THUNDERBIRD

NHTSA Campaign Number: 90V026000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: THUNDERBIRD

Year: 1990

Component:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19900101

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19900101

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 72

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19900309

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19900212

Date Added To File: 19900222

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
BATTERY TO STARTER CABLES ARE LONGER THAN SPECIFIED; EXCESSIVE CABLE LENGTH COULD CONTACT ENGINE DAMPER PULLEY.

Consequence Summary:
CABLE PROTECTIVE COVERING AND INSULATION COULD WEAR THROUGH AND CAUSE A DIRECT SHORT TO GROUND, RESULTING IN OVERHEATING OF THE CABLE INSULATION AND POSSIBLY A UNDERHOOD FIRE.

Corrective Action:
REPLACE BATTERY TO STARTER CABLE WITH CORRECT LENGTH CABLE.