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Release Date:
Applicable Country:
USA
NHTSA Campaign Number:
78V035000
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Component(s):
  • POWER TRAIN
    • AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
      • LEVER AND LINKAGE
        • COLUMN SHIFT

Summary

THE SHIFT SELECTOR REACTION SPRINGS MAY BE DEFORMED AS A RESULT OF IMPROPER INSTALLATION OF SELECTOR LEVERS DURING COLUMN BUILDUP. THUS THE LEVER MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BE MOVED INTO THE INSERT DETENTS LOCATED IN THE STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY. THIS COULD PREVENT THE "PARK" GEAR FROM BEING ENGAGED.

Remedy

DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE SHIFT SELECTOR REACTION SPRING WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.

Notes

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ANDOPTIONAL TILT STEERING.SYSTEM: POWER TRAIN; TRANSMISSION SHIFT SELECTOR.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE PARKING GEAR IS NOT ACTUALLY ENGAGED AND THEVEHICLE IS PARKED ON AN INCLINE WITHOUT APPLYING THE EMERGENCY BRAKE, THEVEHICLE COULD ROLL FREE. PROPERTY DAMAGE AND PERSONAL INJURY TO BYSTANDERSCOULD RESULT.

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