Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1994 FORD PROBE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 93V169000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: PROBE

Year: 1994

Component:
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19930801

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19930901

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 217

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19931008

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19931015

Date Added To File: 19931025

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
IF THE PASSENGER-SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYS IN AN ACCIDENT AND THERE IS NO PASSENGER IN THAT SEATING POSITION, THE AIR BAG CAN DETACH FROM, AND DEFORM, THE MOUNTING BRACKET.

Consequence Summary:
INSTALLATION OF A REPLACEMENT PASSENGER-SIDE AIR BAGWOULD BE IMPEDED BY THE DAMAGE TO THE MOUNTING BRACKET AND WOULD REQUIRE MOREEXPENSIVE REPAIR WORK. THIS MAY DETER THE VEHICLE OWNER FROM HAVING THE REPAIRMADE AND THE REPLACEMENT AIR BAG INSTALLED, WHICH WOULD PLACE FUTURE PASSENGERSAT HIGHER RISK OF INJURY IN AN ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action:
A NEW AIR BAG MODULE WITH A SLIGHTLY REVISED DOOR TO IMPROVE FIT AND APPEARANCE WILL BE INSTALLED AND A DOUBLER WILL BE INSTALLED ON THE MOUNTING BRACKET TO MORE SECURELY RETAIN THE MODULE.