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Ford Thunderbird Recall 90V026000

Electrical & Lights, March 9, 1990

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
March 9, 1990
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
72
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
90V026000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

Summary
BATTERY TO STARTER CABLES ARE LONGER THAN SPECIFIED; EXCESSIVE CABLE LENGTH COULD CONTACT ENGINE DAMPER PULLEY.
Consequence
CABLE PROTECTIVE COVERING AND INSULATION COULD WEAR THROUGH AND CAUSE A DIRECT SHORT TO GROUND, RESULTING IN OVERHEATING OF THE CABLE INSULATION AND POSSIBLY A UNDERHOOD FIRE.
Remedy
REPLACE BATTERY TO STARTER CABLE WITH CORRECT LENGTH CABLE.
Notes
SYSTEM: BATTERY TO STARTER CABLE.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS EQUIPPED WITH 3.8 LITER ENGINES.
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