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1983 Ford Bronco Recall NHTSA 83V020000

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Release Date:
Applicable Country:
USA
NHTSA Campaign Number:
83V020000
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Component(s):
  • SEATS

Summary

THE MANUFACTURER SUSPECTS THAT THE HARDWARE THAT ATTACHES THE SEAT TRACKS (THE STRIPS THAT THE SEAT SLIDES ON) TO THE FLOOR MAY BECOME LOOSE OR MAY FAIL TO HOLD THE SEAT IN PLACE DURING A COLLISION. THIS CONDITION IS DUE TO THE SUBSTITUTION OF AN INCORRECT WASHER DURING MANUFACTURE. THE VEHICLES MAY NOT COMPLY WITH THE STRENGTH REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD 207, "SEATING SYSTEMS".

Remedy

THE DEALER WILL INSPECT AND INSTALL ADDITIONAL LARGER DIAMETER WASHERS ON THE BOLT ASSEMBLY.

Notes

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH BENCH SEATS.SYSTEM: INTERIOR SYSTEMS; SEAT TRACK ATTACHMENT BOLTS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THIS DEFECT COULD CAUSE THE SEAT ASSEMBLY TO BECOMEDETACHED DURING AN ACCIDENT, INCREASING THE CHANCES OF PASSENGER INJURY.NOTE: A RATTLING NOISE MAY INDICATE A LOOSENING OF THE SEAT BELT TRACK BOLT.

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