Recalls for 1990 Ford Tempo

There are currently 2 recalls for your car.

If your car is recalled...

Contact nearby service centers for further assistance. If a recall is issued, your nearby service center can help verify if it can be repaired free of charge.

NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


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.

What Owners Should Do: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH.

Recall Number: 90E043001

Recall Date: 10/30/1990

Problem Summary: THREADED INFLATOR COMPONENTS MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING ASSEMBLY WHICH MAY ALLOW COMPONENTS TO SEPARATE WHEN INFLATOR RECEIVES A SIGNAL TO DEPLOY THE AIR BAG.

Consequence: INFLATOR COMPONENT SEPARATION ALLOWS HOT COMBUSTION GASES TO ESCAPE INTO THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT WHICH COULD RESULT IN INJURIES TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.

What Owners Should Do: REPLACE AIR BAG MODULES CONTAINING POTENTIALLY DEFECTIVE INFLATORS.

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What Should You Do?

Bring your car to a dealer for repair. Recalls are issued because the defect might make the car unsafe in some way.
If a recall is issued, contacting a nearby service center can help you get more information to fix the repair, possibly even free of charge.