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Release Date:
Applicable Country:
USA
NHTSA Campaign Number:
79V035000
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Component(s):
  • STEERING
    • LINKAGES
      • KNUCKLE
        • SPINDLE
          • ARM

Summary

THE INVOLVED VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED STEERING ARM KNUCKLES. SHOULD AN IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED STEERING ARM KNUCKLE FRACTURE AND SEPARATE, THE STEERING LINKAGE TIE ROD MAY DISENGAGE FROM THE KNUCKLE.

Remedy

THE DEALER WILL INSPECT FOR CRACKING IN THE STEERING ARM KNUCKLES ON ALL VEHICLES AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THEM FREE OF CHARGE.

Notes

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRUCKS, LIGHT.SYSTEM: STEERING LINKAGES; STEERING ARM KNUCKLE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: COMPLETE DISENGAGEMENT OF THE STEERING ARM COULD OCCURAT ANY TIME WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, RESULTING IN LOSS OR SERIOUSIMPAIRMENT OF STEERING CONTROL AND THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

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