FORD THUNDERBIRD 1978: WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS

Make : FORD Model : THUNDERBIRD Year : 1978
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 77V199000
Date Owner's Notified: 1977-12-24 Date Received by ODI: 1977-11-15 Date Added to Database: 1979-10-12
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 400
Summary:
      THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN EQUIPPED WITH CAST ALUMINUM WHEELS WITH INADEQUATE LUG NUT COUNTERBORE DEPTHS. THIS CONDITION MAY NOT PROVIDE SUFFICIENT LUG NUT THREAD ENGAGEMENT. THE LUG NUTS MAY LOOSEN AND FALL OFF, ALLOWING THE WHEEL TO SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NEESSARY, WILL REPLACE THE WHEELS WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; WHEELS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: WHEEL SEPARATION DURING VEHICLE OPERATION COULD CAUSELOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.NOTE: UNUSUAL VEHICLE VIBRATION AND NOISE MAY ALERT THE DRIVER TO THE LOOSEWHEEL CONDITION.