Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1993 FORD PROBE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 93V058000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: PROBE

Year: 1993

Component:
STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:SUPPORT DEVICE

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19920416

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19920607

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 3700

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19930625

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19930413

Date Added To File: 19930428

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE LOWER PIVOT PIN THAT JOINS THE LIFTGATE GAS STRUT TO THE BODY CAN SEPARATE FROM THE LOWER STRUT MOUNTING BRACKET DUE TO AN UNDERSIZED RIVET HEAD.

Consequence Summary:
PIVOT PIN SEPARATION CAUSES THE LIFTGATE TO DESCEND SUDDENLY, RESULTING IN AN INJURY IF SOMEONE IS STRUCK BY THE LIFTGATE.

Corrective Action:
REPLACE LIFTGATE STRUT ASSEMBLIES HAVING UNDERSIZED PIVOT PIN RIVET HEAD DIAMETERS WITH ASSEMBLIES WITH ADEQUATE PIVOT PIN RIVET HEADS.