NHTSA Recall 84V111000

 

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): FORD / RANGER 1983-1984

Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Report Receipt Date: SEP 25, 1984

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 84V111000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES: HOOD: LATCH

Potential Number of Units Affected: 460,918

Summary:

SECONDARY HOOD LATCH COMPONENTS MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY POSITIONED DURING ASSEMBLY. IF THE HOOD IS NOT CLOSED TIGHTLY, OR IS INADVERTENTLY RELEASED, THE SECONDARY LATCH MAY NOT WORK AND THE HOOD MAY FLY UP WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

Consequence:

SEE ABOVE.

Remedy:

THE HOOD ASSEMBLY WILL BE INSPECTED AND THE HOOD AND LATCH COMPONENTS WILL BE ADJUSTED, IF NECESSARY, WITHOUT CHARGE TO THE OWNER.

Notes:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT TRUCKS. SYSTEM: STRUCTURE; HOOD ASSEMBLY LATCH SYSTEMS. CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THE DRIVER’S VIEW WILL BE OBSTRUCTED AND AN ACCIDENT MAY RESULT. NOTE: MAKE CERTAIN THE PRIMARY HOOD LATCH IS ENGAGED PROPERLY BEFORE DRIVING.