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Ford F-350 recall 92V026000

Recall 92V026000
Brakes, June 10, 1992
Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 1990, 1991

Mfr's Report Date:
June 10, 1992

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 92V026000

NHTSA Action Number: EA91044

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM:SHOES/LININGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 467000

Summary: A REVISED BRAKE LINING NOISE INSULATOR RESULTED IN A DECREASE IN THE THERMAL INSULATION BETWEEN THE BRAKE LINING AND THE FRONT BRAKE CALIPER PISTON. THIS CAUSED GREATER HEAT TRANSFER TO THE CALIPER PISTONS WITH THE POTENTIAL TO OVERHEAT THE BRAKE FLUID AND DIMINISH BRAKE EFFECTIVENESS DURING SEVERE BRAKING CONDITIONS.

Consequence: INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCES AND INABLILITY TO HOLDVEHICLES ON A STEEP GRADE RESULTS IN INCREASED RISK OF ACCIDENT IN THE EVENT OFA SUDDEN STOP OR WHEN CONSTANT BRAKING IS NEEDED TO MANEUVER THROUGH AREAS WITHSTEEP GRADES.

Remedy: ADD SNAP-IN INSULATORS THAT ATTACH TO EACH OF THE FRONT BRAKE CALIPER PISTONS. IN ADDITION, VEHICLES WITH 7.5 L ENGINES WILL HAVE INSULATION ADDED TO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT BRAKE LINES.

Notes: SYSTEM: BRAKES; FRONT BRAKE LINING.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: F250 AND F350 TRUCKS WITH 7.3 L DIESEL AND 7.5 L EFIENGINES ; F250 AND F350 4X4 MODELS WITH 5.8 L EFI ENGINES.NOTE: FORD RECOMMENDS VEHICLE OPERATORS DO NOT EXCEED THE GCWR AND GVWR OF THEIRVEHICLES, AND PROPER MAINTENANCE OF THE BRAKES ON THESE VEHICLES AND ANY TRAILERPARTICULARLY WHEN OPERATING IN MOUNTAINOUS AREAS WITH LONG, STEEP GRADES.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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