1991 Ford Thunderbird

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Thunderbird

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Recall number: 09E012000
Recall date: 04/07/2009

Problem Summary:

SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.

Consequence:

DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action:

SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.


ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

Recall number: 96V071000
Recall date: 04/25/1996

Problem Summary:

THE IGNITION SWITCH COULD EXPERIENCE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT.

Consequence:

THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE OVERHEATING, SMOKE, AND POSSIBLY FIRE IN THE STEERING COLUMN AREA OF THE VEHICLE.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 06/07/1996.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 08/01/1987 and 09/30/1992.


VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

Recall number: 91V076000
Recall date: 05/06/1991

Problem Summary:

THE NUTS WHICH HOLD WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR TO THE WIPER MODULE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUFFICIENTLY TIGHTENED AND MAY LOOSEN OR COME OFF. THIS CAUSES CHANGED WIPER PATTERNS, OR THE WIPERS MAY JAM IF TWO OF THE THREE NUTS COME OFF.

Consequence:

CHANGES IN THE WIPER PATTERN OR JAMMING OF THE WIPERSWOULD RESULT IN REDUCED DRIVER VISIBILTY IN INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS.

Corrective Action:

APPLY TORQUE RETENTION MATERIAL TO WIPER MOTOR STUDS AND NUTS AND RETORQUE.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 05/24/1991.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 02/01/1990 and 10/01/1990.


POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Recall number: 91V048000
Recall date: 03/18/1991

Problem Summary:

THE PARK ROD ASSEMBLY CONTAINS A PARK CAM WITH INADEQUATE SURFACE HARDNESS, WHICH COULD LEAD TO PARK DISENGAGEMENT OR NO PARK ENGAGEMENT WHEN THE LEVER IS PLACED IN PARK.

Consequence:

IF PARK IS NOT ENGAGED AND THE PARKING BRAKE IS OFF, AVEHICLE ROLL-AWAY COULD RESULT.

Corrective Action:

REPLACE PARK ROD ASSEMBLY ON AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 07/22/1991.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 10/01/1990 and 10/01/1990.


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