FORD F100 1981: EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:CARRIER/RACK

Make : FORD Model : F100 Year : 1981
Build Dates : 1980-05-01 - 1981-05-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 82V024000
Date Owner's Notified: 1982-05-10 Date Received by ODI: 1982-03-15 Date Added to Database: 1982-03-30
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:CARRIER/RACK
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 12500
Summary:
      THE REINFORCEMENT FOR THE IN-BOX SPARE TIRE CARRIER MAY HAVE BEEN ATTACHED USING INCORRECT HEX HEAD BOLTS. IF THE CARRIER AND REINFORCEMENT ATTACHING BOLTS ARE INCORRECT, THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR THE TIRE SIDEWALL TO BE DAMAGED OR WEAKENED BY EXTENDED CONTACT WITH THE SHARP EDGES OF THE BOLT HEADS.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL REPLACE BOLTS AND ANY DAMAGED SPARE TIRES AT NO COST TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PICK-UP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH OPTIONAL SIDE-MOUNTED, IN-BOXSPARE TIRE CARRIERS.SYSTEM: EQUIPMENT; SPARE TIRE CARRIERS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THE TIRE COULD FAIL WHILE VEHICLE IS IN OPERATIONCAUSING LOSS OF AIR AND A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.