FORD CLUB WAGON 1985: STEERING:LINKAGES:LINK:DRAG:CONNECTION

Make : FORD Model : CLUB WAGON Year : 1985
Build Dates : 1985-03-01 - 1986-03-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 86V094000
Date Owner's Notified: 1986-07-16 Date Received by ODI: 1986-07-15 Date Added to Database: 1986-07-22
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:LINK:DRAG:CONNECTION
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 70125
Summary:
      THE RUBBER THAT ENCASES BALL STUD AND SOCKET JOINT "CONNECTS STEERING DRAG LINK AND PITMAN ARM" MAY DETERIORATE, CAUSING METAL TO METAL CONTACT, AND MAY EVENTUALLY RESULT IN COMPLETE SEPARATION. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: COMPLETE SEPARATION OF THE DRAG LINK TO PITMAN ARM CONNECTION RESULTS IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL WHICH MAY LEAD TO AN ACCIDENT.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      INSTALL NEW DRAG LINK ASSEMBLIES WITH STEEL BALL AND SOCKET JOINTS AT THE PITMAN ARM CONNECTIONS.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: STEERING. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: E350 ECONOLINE AND CLUB WAGONS.