FORD LNT8000 1993: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:SPRINGS

Make : FORD Model : LNT8000 Year : 1993
Build Dates : 1992-03-01 - 1993-05-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 93V160000
Date Owner's Notified: 1993-12-23 Date Received by ODI: 1993-09-27 Date Added to Database: 1993-09-29
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:SPRINGS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 20000
Summary:
      AS A RESULT OF INHERENT VIBRATION IN THESE ENGINES, THE THROTTLE RETURN SPRINGS CAN FRACTURE.
Consequence:
      IF ONE OF THE TWO RETURN SPRINGS FRACTURES WHILE THEVEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN, A SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION IN ACCELERATOR PEDAL EFFORTWOULD BE FELT. IF THE SECOND SPRING ALSO FRACTURES, THE THROTTLE WOULD NOTRETURN TO IDLE POSITION AND CAN RESULT IN INCREASED ENGINE SPEED AND THEPOSSIBILITY OF LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.
Remedy:
      THE THROTTLE RETURN CONTROL SYSTEM WITH THE COIL TORSION SPRING DESIGN WILL BE REPLACED.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: FUEL: THROTTLE LINKAGES AND CONTROL RETURN SPRING.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MEDIUM AND HEAVY TRUCKS, TRUCK CHASSIS, AND BUS CHASSISEQUIPPED WITH CUMMINS 5.9L AND 8.3L DIESEL ENGINES WITH IN-LINE FUEL INJECTIONPUMPS.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPONSERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND FREEOF CHARGE OR THE REMEDY IS DOES NOT CORRECT THE DEFECT OR NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASECONTACT THE FORD SERVICE CENTER AT 1-800-392-3673. ALSO, CONTACT THE NATIONALHIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.