NHTSA Recall 92V006000

 

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):

  • FORD / BRONCO 1992
  • FORD / F-150 1992
  • FORD / F-250 1992
  • FORD / F-350 1992
  • FORD / F-450 SD 1992
  • FORD / F600 1992
  • FORD / F700 1992
  • FORD / F800 1992
  • FORD / RANGER 1992

Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Report Receipt Date: JAN 14, 1992

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 92V006000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STRUCTURE: BODY: DOOR

Potential Number of Units Affected: 190,000

Summary:

WATER CAN ENTER THE DOOR LATCH RELEASE CABLE. IF THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED IN BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES, THE WATER IN THE DOOR LATCH RELEASE CABLE CAN FREEZE AND CAUSE THE LATCH MECHANISM TO MALFUNCTION.

Consequence:

THE MALFUNCTION OF THE DOOR LATCH RELEASE CAN RESULT IN THREE DIFFERENT PROBLEMS: 1) THE DOOR WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BE RE-LATCHED, 2) THE INSIDE DOOR HANDLE CAN BECOME INOPERATIVE, AND 3) THE DOOR COULD APPEAR TO BE LATCHED WHEN IT IS NOT, ALLOWING THE DOOR TO OPEN UNEXPECTEDLY IF IT IS JARRED, AND INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE ADJACENT SEAT OCCUPANT.

Remedy:

REVISED DOOR RELEASE CABLES AND WATER SHIELDS WILL BE INSTALLED.

Notes:

SYSTEM: STRUCTURE; DOOR LATCH. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLES, LIGHT TRUCKS AND MEDIUM TRUCKS.