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Ford Taurus Recall 90V159000

Ford Recalls 1990 Taurus Police Package Option Due to Steel Wheel Cracking Issue

Drive Train, September 26, 1990

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Summary:

Ford has recalled certain 1990 Taurus models with the police package installed. These vehicles have 14x5.5-inch steel wheels that could crack, causing a potential for the wheel rim to separate from the center. Dealers will replace affected wheels with a revised design.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 1990

Manufacturer's Report Date: September 26, 1990

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 90V159000

NHTSA Action Number: PE90104

Component: WHEELS:CENTER SECTION

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,212

Summary: WHEELS MAY CONTAIN CRACKS THAT COULD PROPAGATE IN RAISED PORTION OF WHEEL CENTER.

Consequence: UNDER SEVERE DUTY, THIS COULD RESULT IN EVENTUAL SEPARATION OF WHEEL RIM FROM CENTER WITH LOSS OF CONTROL AND POSSIBLY A COLLISION.

Remedy: REPLACE WHEELS WITH WHEELS OF A REVISED DESIGN.

Notes: SYSTEM: STEEL WHEELS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS EQUIPPED WITH POLICE VEHICLE OPTION PACKAGE AND 14 X 5.5" HEAVY-DUTY STEEL WHEEL.

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