FORD ESCORT 1981: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Make : FORD Model : ESCORT Year : 1981
Build Dates : 1979-08-01 - 1981-02-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 81V045000
Date Owner's Notified: 1981-05-13 Date Received by ODI: 1981-04-06 Date Added to Database: 1981-05-12
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 21000
Summary:
      FUEL MAY POSSIBLY TRAVEL THROUGH THE SPEED CONTROL VACUUM LINES AND INTO THE SPEED CONTROL ACTUATION DEVICE "SERV0". THE FUEL CAN DAMAGE SEALS IN THE ACTUATOR SERVO AND ALLOW VACUUM LEAKS. SUCH A LEAK COULD ACTIVATE THE SPEED CONTROL WITHOUT ANY ACTION ON THE PART OF THE DRIVER. THIS WOULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO GRADUALLY ACCELERATE.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE VACUUM CHECK VALVE AND HOSE ASSEMBLY WILL BE REPLACED AND THE SPEED CONTROL SERVO WILL BE REPLACED IF IT HAS BEEN DAMAGED.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL OPTION.SYSTEM: EQUIPMENT; SPEED CONTROL.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: INCREASE IN VEHICLE SPEED CAN BE CONTROLLED BY APPLYINGTHE BRAKES, HOWEVER RELEASING THE BRAKES WILL ALLOW THE PROBLEM TO RECUR. IFTHE DRIVER IS INATTENTIVE TO VEHICLE SPEED, THE CONDITION COULD RESULT IN ANACCIDENT.