FORD F800 1983: SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS

Make : FORD Model : F800 Year : 1983
Build Dates : 1982-10-01 - 1983-05-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 84V046000
Date Owner's Notified: 1984-05-07 Date Received by ODI: 1984-04-10 Date Added to Database: 1984-05-08
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 305
Summary:
      TWO-INCH SPACERS SPECIFIED FOR INSTALLATION BETWEEN THE FRONT AXLES AND EACH FRONT SPRING ASSEMBLY WERE OMITTED DURING MANUFACTURE. UNDER CERTAIN TURNING AND BOUNCING CONDITIONS, A FRONT TIRE COULD CONTACT ADJACENT VEHICLE COMPONENTS, RESULTING IN A POSSIBLE SEPARATION OF THE DRAG LINK TO STEERING ARM BALLJOINT OR LOSS OF TIRE PRESSURE.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      FRONT AXLE SPACERS WILL BE INSTALLED WITHOUT CHARGE.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: HEAVY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 9,500 OR 12,000 POUND FRONTAXLES AND SINGLE REAR AXLES.SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; FRONT AXLE SPACERS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: BOTH CONDITIONS CAN CAUSE A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROLWITH THE POTENTIAL FOR AN ACCIDENT.NOTE: FRONT WHEELS SHOULD BE INSPECTED FOR INDICATIONS OF DAMAGE FROMCONTACTING THE FENDERS OR STEERING LINKAGE. DO NOT DRIVE ON TIRES THAT HAVECUTS PENETRATING THE TIRE CARCASS.