FORD B SERIES 1971: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

Make : FORD Model : B SERIES Year : 1971
Build Dates : 1970-08-01 - 1977-09-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 78V153000
Date Owner's Notified: 1978-11-02 Date Received by ODI: 1978-07-03 Date Added to Database: 1979-10-12
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 125000
Summary:
      THE ENGINE COOLING FAN BLADES MAY CRACK AND CHIP DUE TO HIGH STRESSES CAUSED BY VIBRATIONS. THE CHIPPED PIECES OF THE BLADE COULD FLY INTO THE UNDERHOOD COMPONENTS. ALSO, THESE PIECES COULD FLY OUT FROM THE VEHICLE IF THE HOOD IS OPEN AND THE ENGINE IS RUNNING.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING FAN BLADE ASSEMBLY WITH ONE OF ANOTHER DESIGN AT NO COST TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY TRUCKS.SYSTEM: ENGINE COOLING; FANS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THE BLADE FRAGMENTS COULD CAUSE ENGINE DAMAGE AND, IFHOOD IS OPEN, SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY TO NEARBY PERSONS.