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Recall data for: 2003 FORD F-150

NHTSA Campaign Number: 03V349000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 03S07

Make: FORD

Model: F-150

Year: 2003

Component:
STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT PITMAN

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20030424

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20030425

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 300

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20031001

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20030922

Date Added To File: 20030930

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, THE PITMAN ARM TO STEERING GEAR RETAINING NUT WAS NOT FULLY TIGHTENED TO THE REQUIRED SPECIFICATION.

Consequence Summary:
IF THE PITMAN ARM TO GEARBOX ATTACHMENT NUT LOOSENS, A NOISE AND A LOOSE FEEL IN THE STEERING COULD OCCUR. IF THE CONDITION PROGRESSED AND SERVICE WAS NOT SOUGHT, THE NUT COULD BACK OFF COMPLETELY AND THE PITMAN ARM COULD SEPARATE FROM THE GEAR CAUSING A LOSS OF STEERING. IF THE WARNING IS NOT HEEDED AND STEERING IS LOST, A CRASH MAY RESULT.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL TIGHTEN THE PITMAN ARM RETAINING NUT TO SPECIFICATIONS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON OCTOBER 1, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.