1988 Ford Thunderbird Recalls

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

  • Recall Number
    96V071000
    Recall Date
    04/25/1996
    Component
    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
    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
    88V033000
    Recall Date
    03/15/1988
    Component
    POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
    Summary

    A DESIGN CHANGE TO FACILITATE CHANGEOVER IN REAR AXLE SHAFT FLANGES INADVERTENTLY PRODUCED THE POSSIBILITY FOR INTERFERENCE BETWEEN THE FLANGE AND DISC BRAKE ROTOR.

    Consequence

    THE INTERFERENCE COULD PREVENT PROPER SEATING OF THEROTOR. ALSO AN IMPROPERLY SEATED ROTOR COULD IN TIME RESULT IN A REDUCTION INTHE CLAMPING FORCES OF THE WHEEL STUDS, POSSIBLY LEADING TO FRACTURED STUDSAND REAR WHEEL SEPARATION.

    What Owners Should Do

    INSPECTION OF VEHICLES AND WHERE NECESSARY REPLACE REAR AXLE SHAFTS AND REAR BRAKE ROTORS.

What Should You Do?

Contact your dealer as soon as possible
Every recall is serious, so it’s important that you contact an authorized service center as soon as possible to make an appointment to get it fixed.