Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1991 FORD B700

NHTSA Campaign Number: 94V118000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: B700

Year: 1991

Component:
STEERING:RACK AND PINION

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19871101

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19920901

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 12700

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19940909

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19940627

Date Added To File: 19940629

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
THE STEERING GEARS HAVE AN IMPROPERLY MACHINED SNAP RING GROOVE. THIS CAN CAUSE A FRACTURE OF THE SNAP RING WITH SUBSEQUENT DAMAGE TO THE RECIRCULATING BALL GUIDE TUBE. ALSO, THE O-RING SEAL IN VEHICLES BUILT AFTER FEBRUARY 1988 DOES NOT MEET SPECIFICATIONS AND IS INADEQUATE, CAUSING INTERIOR LEAKAGE AROUND THE O-RING / GLIDE RING SEAL IN THE STEERING GEAR.

Consequence Summary:
THE FRACTURE OF THE SNAP RING RESULTS IN INCREASING DETERIORATION OF THE ABILITY TO TURN THE VEHICLE TO THE RIGHT. THE DRIVER WOULD EXPERIENCE INCREASED STEERING EFFORTS OR A “CRUNCHY” FEELING AT THE STEERING WHEEL. THE INADEQUATE O-RING SEAL CAUSES MOMENTARY REDUCTIONS IN POWER STEERING ASSIST AT LOW SPEED AND CERTAIN LEFT TURN MANEUVERS. BOTH CONDITIONS RESULT IN DECREASED STEERING ABILITY.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REBUILD THE STEERING GEAR. IF A BROKEN SNAP RING IS FOUND DURING REBUILDING, THE STEERING GEAR WILL BE REPLACED WITH A REMANUFACTURED UNIT.