FORD CLUB WAGON 1979: STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR

Make : FORD Model : CLUB WAGON Year : 1979
Build Dates : 1978-11-01 - 1978-12-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 78V269000
Date Owner's Notified: 1978-12-12 Date Received by ODI: 1978-12-21 Date Added to Database: 1979-10-12
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 20000
Summary:
      THE STEERING GEARS ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED SECTOR SHAFTS FROM WHICH THE THREADED PORTIONS OF THE SHAFTS MAY FRACTURE AND SEPARATE. SHOULD THE SECTOR SHAFT FRACTURE, THE PITMAN ARM MAY DISENGAGE FROM THE SPLINED PORTION OF THE SECTOR SHAFT.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE STEERING GEAR ASSEMBLY OR INSTALL A NEW SECTOR SHAFT IN THE STEERING GEAR ASSEMBLY.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: STEERING ASSEMBLY; GEARS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: DISENGAGEMENT WHILE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION COULD RESULTIN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL, LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, AND AN ACCIDENT.