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Ford Truck Safety Recalls



Build Years/Makes/Models: 1978 Ford F Series
Recall Number: 77V189000
Owner Notification Date: August 7, 1978
Recall Creation Date: October 12, 1979
Component Description: Tires: Markings
Units Affected: 5,000
Manufacturer Involved in This Recall: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer Responsible for This Recall: Ford Motor Company
Report Received Date: October 25, 1977

Defect Description:

The involved vehicles are equipped with safety compliance certification labels and incomplete vehicle documents that indicate that the gross axle weight rating (GAWR) is approximately 0.6 to 6.0 percent greater than the combined load capacity of the tires at the specified tire inflation pressure. This fails to comply with Federal motor vehicle safety standard nos. 120, "Air Brake Systems", and 119, "New pneumatic tires for vehicles other than passenger cars", or 109, "New pneumatic tires".
Defect Consequence: Loading vehicle to the rated capacity could lead to tire failure, rapid loss of air, loss of vehicle control and an accident.
Corrective Action: Owner will receive correct labels by mail, free of charge.

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