MERCURY CAPRI 1979: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Make : MERCURY Model : CAPRI Year : 1979
Build Dates : 1978-12-01 - 1979-01-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 79V053000
Date Owner's Notified: 1979-03-28 Date Received by ODI: 1979-02-22 Date Added to Database: 1979-10-12
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 16000
Summary:
      AN INCORRECT STEERING GEAR FLANGE MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED, WHICH MAY SLIP AND CAUSE EVENTUAL LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      INSPECTION FOR AND REPLACEMENT OF INCORRECT STEERING GEAR FLANGES WILL BE DONE AT NO COST TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH POWER STEERING.SYSTEM: STEERING; GEAR FLANGE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL MAY RESULT IN VEHICLEACCIDENT.NOTE: AN UNUSUAL RATCHETING NOISE OR MISPOSITIONING OF THE STEERING WHEEL MAYINDICATE SLIPPAGE OF THE STEERING GEAR FLANGE. DO NOT DRIVE SUSPECT VEHICLESUNTIL INSPECTION AND REPAIRS ARE COMPLETED.