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Release Date:
Applicable Country:
USA
NHTSA Campaign Number:
72V254000
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Component(s):
  • STEERING
    • HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Notes

LIGHT TRUCKS. POSSIBILITY THAT POWER STEERING SYSTEM WAS INADVERTENTLY FILLEDWITH NAPTHA SOLVENT. SOLVENT WOULD DECOMPOSE RUBBER PARTS SUCH AS HOSES ANDPUMP AND GEAR SEALS AT RAPID RATE. NAPTHA SOLVENT HAS LOWER FLASH POINT THANPOWER STEERING FLUID WHICH COULD PRESENT FIRE HAZARD. (CORRECT BY INSPECTINGDRAIN AND REFILL WITH POWER STEERING FLUID; REPLACE HOSES AND PUMP ASSEMBLIES.)

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