FORD GALAXIE 1973: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

Make : FORD Model : GALAXIE Year : 1973
Build Dates : 1972-08-01 - 1974-08-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 80V143000
Date Owner's Notified: 1981-01-02 Date Received by ODI: 1980-11-07 Date Added to Database: 1980-12-09
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 314400
Summary:
      SOME OF THE FLEXIBLE FIVE-BLADE ENGINE COOLING FANS MAY BE SUBJECT TO HIGH BLADE STRESSES THAT CAN RESULT FROM RESONANT VIBRATION INPUTS OCCURRING DURING NORMAL VEHICLE OPERATION. THIS CAN RESULT IN THE BLADES CRACKING DUE TO FATIGUE, AND PORTIONS OF THE BLADE MAY SEPARATE FROM THE FAN ASSEMBLY WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL REPLACE DEFECTIVE FAN WITH ONE OF AN IMPROVED FIVE-BLADED DESIGN, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 351W CID ENGINES AND AIRCONDITIONING.SYSTEM: ENGINE COOLING; FAN.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: BLADE PORTIONS PROPELLED FROM A ROTATING FAN MAY DAMAGEUNDERHOOD COMPONENTS AND CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY TO BYSTANDERS IF THE HOOD ISOPEN.