NHTSA Recall 87V139000

 

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):

  • FORD / AEROSTAR 1986-1987
  • FORD / BRONCO 1986-1987
  • FORD / BRONCO II 1986-1987
  • FORD / CROWN VICTORIA 1986-1987
  • FORD / ECONOLINE 1986-1987
  • FORD / ESCORT 1986-1988
  • FORD / F100 1986-1987
  • FORD / F150 1986-1987
  • FORD / F250 1986-1987
  • FORD / F350 1986-1987
  • FORD / MUSTANG 1986-1987
  • FORD / RANGER 1986-1987
  • FORD / TAURUS 1986-1987
  • FORD / THUNDERBIRD 1986-1987
  • LINCOLN / CONTINENTAL 1986-1987
  • LINCOLN / MARK VII 1986-1988
  • LINCOLN / TOWN CAR 1986-1988
  • MERCURY / COUGAR 1986-1987
  • MERCURY / GRAND MARQUIS 1986-1987
  • MERCURY / LYNX 1986-1987
  • MERCURY / SABLE 1986-1987

Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Report Receipt Date: SEP 04, 1987

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 87V139000 NHTSA Action Number: EA87020

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY: HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,600,000

Summary:

SPRING LOCK FUEL LINE COUPLING MAY NOT BE PROPERLY ENGAGED.

Consequence:

COUPLING COULD DISENGAGE DUE TO FUEL PRESSURE, VIBRATION, AND ENGINE MOVEMENTS; THIS WOULD CAUSE LOSS OF FUEL WHICH, IN PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, CREATES A FIRE RISK.

Remedy:

INSTALL RETAINER CLIPS OVER THE COUPLINGS TO PREVENT COUPLING SEPARATION AND FUEL LEAKAGE.

Notes:

SYSTEM: FUEL LINE COUPLING VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS AND LIGHT TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH FUEL INJECTION.