1983 Ford Escort

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Escort

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Recall number: 88V193000
Recall date: 12/19/1988

Problem Summary:

THE DIAPHRAGM MATERIAL OF THE MECHANICAL FUEL PUMPS MAY DETERIORATE AND ALLOW THE DIAPHRAGM TO RUPTURE.

Consequence:

FUEL PUMPED THROUGH THE RUPTURED DIAPHRAGM AND OUT OFTHE VENT OPENING COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

Corrective Action:

INSTALL NEW MECHANICAL FUEL PUMPS WITH IMPROVED DIAPHRAGM MATERIAL AND REVISE WIRING FOR ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP CIRCUITS.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 01/23/1989.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 06/01/1983 and 06/01/1983.


SEAT BELTS:REAR

Recall number: 85V067000
Recall date: 05/21/1985

Problem Summary:

REAR SEAT BELT RETRACTORS MAY ALLOW TWISTED WEBBING TO ENTER THE RETRACTOR HOUSING AND JAM THE RETRACTOR. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: A JAMMED RETRACTOR WOULD INTERFERE WITH WEBBING RETRACTION AND WITHDRAWAL. THIS WILL DISCOURAGE SEAT BELT USAGE.

Consequence:

Corrective Action:

A CLIP WILL BE INSERTED INTO THE RETRACTOR HOUSING WEBBING TO PREVENT JAMMING.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 05/01/1982 and 08/01/1983.


SEATS

Recall number: 84V071000
Recall date: 06/15/1984

Problem Summary:

SEAT FRAME STRUCTURE COULD SEVER FRONT SEAT BELTS IF VEHICLE IS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT, DEPENDING ON FORCE OF IMPACT.

Consequence:

Corrective Action:

DEALER WILL INSTALL A MOLDED SPACER BETWEEN REINFORCEMENT PLATES AND LOWER DECORATIVE PLASTIC COVER.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 08/14/1984.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 08/01/1980 and 08/01/1983.


LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Recall number: 83V063000
Recall date: 06/22/1983

Problem Summary:

DOOR LOCK PILLARS COULD DEVELOP FATIGUE CRACKS FROM NORMAL USAGE OF DOOR, AT THE POINT WHERE DOOR LATCH STRIKER REINFORCEMENTS ARE ATTACHED.

Consequence:

Corrective Action:

ANY DAMAGED LOCK PILLARS WILL BE REPAIRED AND REINFORCEMENTS WILL BE INSTALLED BETWEEN THE DOOR LATCH STRIKER AND LOCK PILLARS.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 07/18/1983.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 07/01/1980 and 03/01/1983.


FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

Recall number: 82V088000
Recall date: 09/16/1982

Problem Summary:

DURING A CRASH BARRIER TEST, THE RUBBER HOSE CONNECTING THE FUEL TANK AND THE METAL FILLER PIPE VENT TUBE WAS CUT, RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE. THE INVOLVED VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY".

Consequence:

Corrective Action:

DEALER WILL INSTALL A BRACE BETWEEN THE RIGHT SIDE REAR QUARTER PANEL AND THE BODY SIDE RAIL TO IMPROVE FUEL TANK IMPACT RESISTANCE.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 09/01/1982.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 08/01/1982 and 08/01/1982.


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