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1979 Ford Mustang Recall NHTSA 79V053000

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Release Date:
Applicable Country:
USA
NHTSA Campaign Number:
79V053000
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Component(s):
  • STEERING
    • WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Summary

AN INCORRECT STEERING GEAR FLANGE MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED, WHICH MAY SLIP AND CAUSE EVENTUAL LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL.

Remedy

INSPECTION FOR AND REPLACEMENT OF INCORRECT STEERING GEAR FLANGES WILL BE DONE AT NO COST TO OWNER.

Notes

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH POWER STEERING.SYSTEM: STEERING; GEAR FLANGE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL MAY RESULT IN VEHICLEACCIDENT.NOTE: AN UNUSUAL RATCHETING NOISE OR MISPOSITIONING OF THE STEERING WHEEL MAYINDICATE SLIPPAGE OF THE STEERING GEAR FLANGE. DO NOT DRIVE SUSPECT VEHICLESUNTIL INSPECTION AND REPAIRS ARE COMPLETED.

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