NHTSA Recall 91V189000

 

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):

  • FORD / AEROSTAR 1989-1991
  • FORD / BRONCO II 1990
  • FORD / EXPLORER 1991
  • FORD / RANGER 1990-1991

Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Report Receipt Date: NOV 04, 1991

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 91V189000 NHTSA Action Number: 2 Investigations found (View)

Component: POWER TRAIN: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Potential Number of Units Affected: 792,000

Summary:

WHEN THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER IS PLACED IN THE PARK POSITION, THE PARK PAWL DOES NOT ALWAYS ABUT OR ENGAGE THE PARK GEAR.

Consequence:

DRIVER MAY BELIEVE THE VEHICLE IS SAFELY ENGAGED IN PARK WHEN THE GEAR IS NOT TRULY ENGAGED. THIS CAN LEAD TO THE VEHICLE JUMPING OUT OF GEAR UNINTENTIONALLY, VEHICLE ROLLAWAY WHEN PARKED ON A SLOPED SURFACE, AND INADVERTENT MOTION WHEN THE VEHICLE IS STARTED. ALL OF THESE CONDITIONS CAN RESULT IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Remedy:

REPAIR THE TRANSMISSION WITH A NEW PARK PAWL.

Notes:

SYSTEM: TRANSMISSION. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PICKUP TRUCKS, VANS, AND MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A4LD AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.