FORD THUNDERBIRD 1990: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

Make : FORD Model : THUNDERBIRD Year : 1990
Build Dates : 1990-01-01 - 1990-01-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 90V026000
Date Owner's Notified: 1990-03-09 Date Received by ODI: 1990-02-12 Date Added to Database: 1990-02-22
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 72
Summary:
      BATTERY TO STARTER CABLES ARE LONGER THAN SPECIFIED; EXCESSIVE CABLE LENGTH COULD CONTACT ENGINE DAMPER PULLEY.
Consequence:
      CABLE PROTECTIVE COVERING AND INSULATION COULD WEAR THROUGH AND CAUSE A DIRECT SHORT TO GROUND, RESULTING IN OVERHEATING OF THE CABLE INSULATION AND POSSIBLY A UNDERHOOD FIRE.
Remedy:
      REPLACE BATTERY TO STARTER CABLE WITH CORRECT LENGTH CABLE.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: BATTERY TO STARTER CABLE.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS EQUIPPED WITH 3.8 LITER ENGINES.