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Release Date:
Applicable Country:
USA
NHTSA Campaign Number:
83V032000
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Component(s):
  • SUSPENSION
    • FRONT
      • SPRINGS
        • COIL SPRINGS

Summary

SOME OF THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH IMPROPERLY HEAT TREATED FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER SPRING SEAT ATTACHING STUDS. THESE STUDS COULD FRACTURE DURING VEHICLE OPERATION, ALLOWING THE LOWER SPRING SEAT TO MOVE AND POSSIBLY SLIDE OFF THE AXLE.

Remedy

THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE LOWER SPRING SEAT STUDS ON BOTH THE LEFT AND RIGHT SIDES OF THE VEHICLE AT NO CHARGE TO OWNERS.

Notes

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT TRUCKS.SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; FRONT SUSPENSION ASSEMBLY STUDS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THIS COULD CAUSE ERRATIC STEERING. A RUPTURE OF THEFRONT BRAKE HOSE COULD OCCUR, RESULTING IN LOSS OF FRONT WHEEL BRAKING. CHANGESIN STEERING AND A LOSS OF FRONT BRAKES COULD CAUSE A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROLPOSSIBLY RESULTING IN AN ACCIDENT.NOTE: THE OPERATOR MAY BE FOREWARNED OF THE CONDITION BY A CHANGE IN VEHICLEATTITUDE, ABNORMAL POSITION OF THE AFFECTED FRONT WHEEL, FRONT END NOISE, ACHANGE IN STEERING EFFORTS OR STEERING PULL, OR ILLUMINATION OF THE BRAKEWARNING LIGHT.

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