FORD C8000 1981: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

Make : FORD Model : C8000 Year : 1981
Build Dates : 1980-08-01 - 1982-12-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 83V140000
Date Owner's Notified: 1984-01-30 Date Received by ODI: 1983-12-28 Date Added to Database: 1984-01-12
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 : 3100
Summary:
      CRACKS MAY DEVELOP IN THE SPIDER MEMBER OF SEVEN BLADE FANS DUE TO VIBRATIONS OF GREATER SEVERITY THAN ANTICIPATED. THE CRACKS MAY PROGRESS TO THE POINT OF FRACTURE AND ALLOW PORTIONS OF THE SPIDER ARMS AND ATTACHED BLADES TO SEPARATE.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL REPLACE THE FAN WITH ONE OF AN IMPROVED DESIGN.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH CATERPILLER 3208 OR DETROITDIESEL 8.2 LITER ENGINES.SYSTEM: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING; COOLING FAN.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: HIGH SPEED METAL FRAGMENTS FROM A ROTATING FAN MAYCAUSE DAMAGE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. IF THE CAB IS RAISED AT THE TIME OFFRACTURE, THERE MAY BE SERIOUS INJURY TO NEARBY PERSONS.