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Ford recall 89V234000

Ford Recalls 1990 Ranger Trucks with 4.0L V6 Due to Sticking Throttle

Affected Cars:

Make Model Year(s)
Ford Ranger 1990

Drive Train, December 11, 1989

RepairPal Expert Overview

Ford has recalled 1990 Ranger 4.0L V6 trucks because the throttle may stick and cause the throttle lever to contact the throttle body air intake tube. This may cause unintended acceleration, which could result in an accident. Dealers will replace the air inlet tube with a newly designed part.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 89V234000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Potential Number of Units Affected: 4000

Summary: THROTTLE LEVER MAY CONTACT THROTTLE BODY AIR INLET TUBE, WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR THROTTLE REMAINING OPEN FOLLOWING RELEASE OF THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL FROM THE FULL-THROTTLE POSITION IN TRUCKS WITH 4.0L ENGINES.

Consequence: UNCONTROLLED ACCELERATION COULD CREATE LACK OF CONTROL AND CAUSE AN ACCIDENT.

Remedy: MANUFACTURER WILL REPLACE AIR INLET TUBE WITH NEWLY DESIGNED REPLACEMENT WITH AN INCREASED THROTTLE LEVER-TO-INLET TUBE CLEARANCE.

Notes: SYSTEM: THROTTLE LINKAGES AND CONTROL.VEHICLE CATEGORY: LIGHT TRUCK.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration