FORD ESCORT 1981: SEATS

Make : FORD Model : ESCORT Year : 1981
Build Dates : 1980-07-01 - 1981-05-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 84V085000
Date Owner's Notified: 1984-08-13 Date Received by ODI: 1984-07-18 Date Added to Database: 1984-08-03
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SEATS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 80034
Summary:
      SCREW THAT CONNECTS THE SEAT BACK FRAME TO THE RECLINER MECHANISM MAY BREAK.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE ATTACHMENT SCREW ON THE DRIVER"S SEAT WILL BE REPLACED BY ONE OF A LARGER DIAMETER.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES; STATION WAGON MODELS WITH FRONT SEATRECLINERS.SYSTEM: INTERIOR; DRIVERS SEAT BACK FRAME.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE SEAT BACK IS PLACED UNDER REARWARD PRESSURE, THESEAT BACK MAY SUDDENLY FALL TO THE HORIZONTAL POSITON WITHOUT WARNING. IF THISOCCURS ON THE DRIVER"S SEAT, IT MAY AFFECT THE DRIVER"S CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE,POSSIBLY RESULTING IN AN ACCIDENT.