Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1998 FORD F800

NHTSA Campaign Number: 98V041000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: F800

Year: 1998

Component:
SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19970318

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19970618

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 1600

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19980415

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19980224

Date Added To File: 19980227

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MEDIUM DUTY TRUCKS AND CHASSIS-CABS. AN AUTOMATIC LOCKING FRONT WHEEL BEARING ADJUSTING NUT WAS DAMAGED DURING INSTALLATION OR REMOVAL BY INCORRECT TOOLS OR AN INCORRECT TORQUE SPECIFICATION WAS USED.

Consequence Summary:
THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE THE NUT TO ROTATE FREELY AND LOSE TORQUE. IT COULD ROTATE UNTIL IT IS NO LONGER CONNECTED TO THE FRONT SPINDLE AND ALLOW THE FRONT WHEEL TO SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT WHEEL BEARING ADJUSTING NUTS WITH CASTLE NUTS AND COTTER PINS.