Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1996 FORD MUSTANG

NHTSA Campaign Number: 97V180000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: MUSTANG

Year: 1996

Component:
STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19931004

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19951231

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 769000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19971110

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19971020

Date Added To File: 19971021

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MINI VANS. TEARING OF THE BOND BETWEEN THE INNER AND OUTER HOOD PANELS DURING MINOR FRONT END COLLISIONS CAN RESULT IN A GAP AT THE LEADING EDGE OF THE HOOD. AIR FORCED BETWEEN THE INNER AND OUTER PANELS CAN PRODUCE ENOUGH PRESSURE TO FORCE THE OUTER PANEL UPWARD.

Consequence Summary:
THIS CONDITION CAN RESULT IN TOTAL SEPARATION OF THE OUTER HOOD PANEL.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE HOOD AREA FOR ANY DAMAGE ALONG THE LEADING EDGE OF THE HOOD. IF THERE IS ANY EVIDENCE OF BOND SEPARATION, THE HOOD WILL BE REPLACED. IF THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF BOND SEPARATION, ADDITIONAL ADHESIVE WILL BE APPLIED BETWEEN THE INNER AND OUTER HOOD PANELS.