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Ford Truck Safety Recalls

 

1977 FORD CAR & TRUCK VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Build Years/Makes/Models: 1977-1978 F150
1977-1978 F250
1977-1978 F350
1977-1978 E250
1977-1978 E350
1977-1978 Ford
1977-1978 Lincoln
1977-1978 Mark V
1977-1978 Mercury
Units affected: 16000
Recall Number: 77V161000
Owner Notification Date: October 18, 1977
Recall Creation Date: October 12, 1979
Component Description: Vehicle Speed Control
Manufacturer Involved in This Recall: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer Responsible for This Recall: Ford Motor Company
Report Received Date: September 23, 1977
Summary: Some of the involved vehicles may have defective carburetors in which, under certain circumstances, the secondary throttle plates may stick open.
Consequence: In the event of throttle sticking, the vehicle may continue to accelerate after the accelerator pedal is released. Continuous acceleration could occur without warning and lead to a loss of vehicle control and an accident. Note: the likelihood of the condition occurring can be reduced by avoiding full or nearly full depressions of the accelerator pedal as during high acceleration or full power operations.
Remedy: Dealer will inspect and, if necessary, replace the carburetor at no charge to owner.

Note:
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles and light trucks equipped with 460 cid engines.

 

 
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