FORD CLUB WAGON 1980: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Make : FORD Model : CLUB WAGON Year : 1980
Build Dates : 1980-05-01 - 1980-08-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 80V120000
Date Owner's Notified: 1980-11-06 Date Received by ODI: 1980-09-19 Date Added to Database: 1980-10-16
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 10000
Summary:
      CERTAIN VEHICLES WERE EQUIPPED WITH FRONT BRAKE HOSE ASSEMBLIES THAT WERE INCORRECTLY MANUFACTURED BY THE SUPPLIER. THESE ASSEMBLIES, BOTH RH AND LH, WERE INCORRECTLY BUILT WITH THE FITTINGS MISORIENTED BY 90 DEGREES. THIS COULD CAUSE CHAFING OF THE BRAKE HOSE THROUGH CONTACT WITH THE ADJACENT TIRE DURING FULL TURNS. CONTINUED CHAFING COULD RESULT IN A BRAKE FLUID LEAK.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL INSPECT BOTH FRONT BRAKE HOSES AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE ONE OR BOTH HOSES AT NO CHARGE.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: VANS AND WAGONS.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; FRONT BRAKE HOSE ASSEMBLY.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID WILL CAUSE A LOSS OF FRONT WHEELBRAKING ACTION, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.NOTE: LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID MAY BE DETECTED BY ILLUMINATION OF THE BRAKE WARNINGLIGHT.