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Recall 89V234000

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

Recall Details

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.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, December 11, 1989

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 11, 1989
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
4,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
89V234000
Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

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