MERCURY CAPRI 1979: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

Make : MERCURY Model : CAPRI Year : 1979
Build Dates : 1978-08-01 - 1978-09-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 78V211000
Date Owner's Notified: 1978-10-04 Date Received by ODI: 1978-10-04 Date Added to Database: 1979-10-12
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 : 6750
Summary:
      THE INVOLVED VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH FLEXIBLE COOLING FAN BLADES THAT MAY CRACK WHEN SUBJECTED TO HIGH ENGINE SPEED OPERATING CONDITIONS. FAN BLADE CRACKING CAN LEAD TO FRAGMENTS SEPARATING FROM THE FAN.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING COOLING FAN AT NO COST TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 5.0 LITER ENGINES.SYSTEM: ENGINE COOLING; ENGINE COOLING FAN.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE HOOD IS OPEN AND THE ENGINE IS RUNNING, THEFRAGMENTS COULD FLY FREE, DAMAGING OTHER ENGINE COMPONENTS AND CAUSING SERIOUSINJURY TO PERSONS IN THE AREA.NOTE: THE ENGINE SHOULD NOT BE OPERATED WITH THE HOOD OPEN UNTIL THE PROBLEMHAS BEEN CORRECTED.