MERCURY CAPRI 1979: STEERING:COLUMN

Make : MERCURY Model : CAPRI Year : 1979
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 78V186000
Date Owner's Notified: 1979-06-30 Date Received by ODI: 1978-08-24 Date Added to Database: 1979-10-12
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:COLUMN
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 59
Summary:
      THE TILT STEERING COLUMNS ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES CONTAIN IN-PROCESS TEMPORARY ALIGNMENT PINS RATHER THAN THE PERMANENT PRESS-FIT PIVOT PINS. THE TEMPORARY PINS ARE SLIGHTLY UNDERSIZED AND COULD SEPARATE FROM THE STEERING COLUMN DURING VEHICLE OPERATION. THIS CAN CAUSE STEERING WHEEL LOCKUP.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE DEALER WILL INSTALL A PERMANENT PIVOT PIN IN THE STEERING COLUMN WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: STEERING; STEERING COLUMN, TILT.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: STEERING WHEEL LOCKUP CAN CAUSE LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROLAND AN ACCIDENT.