FORD AEROSTAR 1986: SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY

Make : FORD Model : AEROSTAR Year : 1986
Build Dates : 1985-05-01 - 1985-12-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 86V006000
Date Owner's Notified: 1986-03-03 Date Received by ODI: 1986-01-22 Date Added to Database: 1986-01-28
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 38947
Summary:
      THERE MAY BE INADEQUATE WELDING IN SOME UNDERBODY STRUCTURAL AREAS, INCLUDING THOSE AT THE REAR SUSPENSION ATTACHMENTS, WHICH MAY CAUSE IT TO SEPARATE. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: IF REAR SUSPENSION ATTACHMENTS SHOULD SEPARATE FROM THE UNDERBODY DURING VEHICLE USE, THE AXLE COULD SHIFT DURING ACCELERATION OR BRAKING AND MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT THE STEERING CONTROL WHICH MAY LEAD TO AN ACCIDENT.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      REINFORCE SUSPECT WELD LOCATIONS AND MODIFY TO PREVENT WELD FAILURE.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: UNDERBODY/REAR SUSPENSION.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: VANS AND WAGONS.