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Release Date:
Applicable Country:
USA
NHTSA Campaign Number:
78V223000
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Component(s):
  • WHEELS

Summary

THE INVOLVED WHEELS CONTAIN MISLOCATED STEM HOLES. THIS MAY ALLOW AIR LEAKAGE AT THE TIRE VALVE STEM, UNDER HIGH SPEED DRIVING CONDITIONS.

Remedy

THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING WHEELS WITH WHEELS HAVING THE PROPER VALVE STEM HOLES, IF NECESSARY, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.

Notes

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4.50X12 INCH STEELWHEELS.SYSTEM: WHEELS; STEM HOLES.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF AIR IN TIRE COULD CAUSE LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROLAND AN ACCIDENT.NOTE: SHOULD SIGNIFICANT AIR LOSS OCCUR, THE VEHICLE OPERATOR SHOULD DETECT ACHANGE IN VEHICLE HANDLING. IF THE VEHICLE CONTINUES TO BE OPERATED AT HIGHSPEEDS, TIRE AIR LOSS COULD CONTINUE AND RESULT IN STEERING "PULL", TIREOVERHEATING OR TIRE FAILURE.

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