FORD FESTIVA 1989: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM

Make : FORD Model : FESTIVA Year : 1989
Build Dates : 1996-04-01 - 1996-06-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 96E017000
Date Owner's Notified: 1996-07-17 Date Received by ODI: 1996-06-24 Date Added to Database: 1996-06-27
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 94
Summary:
      EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: AFTERMARKET BALL JOINT/CONTROL ARM MANUFACTURED BY MOOG INDUSTRIES. DUE TO MISPACKAGING, CERTAIN BALL JOINT/CONTROL ARM ASSEMBLIES WERE INCORRECTLY PLACED IN THE WRONG BOXES.
Consequence:
      THESE BALL JOINT/CONTROL ARM ASSEMBLIES WILL NOT FIT INTO THE FRAME RECESS WITHOUT BEING ALTERED. ALSO THE STUD IS UNDERSIZED AND WILL NOT FIT THE SPINDLE PROPERLY POSSIBLY CAUSING A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Remedy:
      MOOG WILL REPLACE THE INCORRECTLY PACKAGED ASSEMBLIES WITH CORRECT BALL JOINT/CONTROL ARM ASSEMBLIES.
Report Initiator: MFR E Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; INDEPENDENT FRONT CONTROL ARM; UPPER; BALL JOINT. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: AFTERMARKET BALL JOINT/CONTROL ARM ASSEMBLIES FOR USE ON 1988 THROUGH 1993 FORD FESTIVA MODEL VEHICLES. OWNER NOTIFICATION: DISTRIBUTORS/DEALERS HAVE ALREADY BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE PROBLEM AND CUSTOMERS WILL BE NOTIFIED SHORTLY.NOTE: OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE CORRECT ASSEMBLIES FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT MOOG AT 1-314-385-3400. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.