FORD BRONCO 1978: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT

Make : FORD Model : BRONCO Year : 1978
Build Dates : 1977-08-01 - 1977-12-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 78V035000
Date Owner's Notified: 1978-03-23 Date Received by ODI: 1978-02-16 Date Added to Database: 1979-10-12
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 47339
Summary:
      THE SHIFT SELECTOR REACTION SPRINGS MAY BE DEFORMED AS A RESULT OF IMPROPER INSTALLATION OF SELECTOR LEVERS DURING COLUMN BUILDUP. THUS THE LEVER MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BE MOVED INTO THE INSERT DETENTS LOCATED IN THE STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY. THIS COULD PREVENT THE "PARK" GEAR FROM BEING ENGAGED.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE SHIFT SELECTOR REACTION SPRING WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ANDOPTIONAL TILT STEERING.SYSTEM: POWER TRAIN; TRANSMISSION SHIFT SELECTOR.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE PARKING GEAR IS NOT ACTUALLY ENGAGED AND THEVEHICLE IS PARKED ON AN INCLINE WITHOUT APPLYING THE EMERGENCY BRAKE, THEVEHICLE COULD ROLL FREE. PROPERTY DAMAGE AND PERSONAL INJURY TO BYSTANDERSCOULD RESULT.