1990 FORD Festiva

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3 Recalls for 1990 FORD Festiva

Recall Date Component Summary
June 27, 1995 SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY | SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED “PRESS.” IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.

Remedy:

OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CHECK THE CONDITION AND OPERATION OF BOTH FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLES AND CAREFULLY INSPECT THE RED RELEASE BUTTON FOR ANY BREAKS OR CRACKS. THEY SHOULD ENSURE THAT BOTH BUCKLES ARE OPERATING PROPERLY BY INSERTING EACH LATCH PLATE INTO ITS BUCKLE, TUGGING ON THE BELT TO MAKE SURE THAT LATCH IS SECURELY LOCKED, AND THEN PRESSING THE RELEASE BUTTON. THE LATCH PLATE SHOULD POP OUT OF THE BUCKLE WHEN THE BUTTON IS PRESSED. IF EITHER RELEASE BUTTON SHOWS A SIGN OF BREAKING OR CRACKING OR IF EITHER BUCKLE FAILS TO OPERATE PROPERLY, OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CONTACT THEIR AUTHORIZED DEALER TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE THE BUCKLE REPLACED OR REPAIRED, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER IS DEVELOPING A REMEDY DESIGNED TO PREVENT FAILURE OF THE BUTTONS THAT ARE NOT CURRENTLY BROKEN.

June 24, 1996 SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM

EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: AFTERMARKET BALL JOINT/CONTROL ARM MANUFACTURED BY MOOG INDUSTRIES. DUE TO MISPACKAGING, CERTAIN BALL JOINT/CONTROL ARM ASSEMBLIES WERE INCORRECTLY PLACED IN THE WRONG BOXES.

Remedy:

MOOG WILL REPLACE THE INCORRECTLY PACKAGED ASSEMBLIES WITH CORRECT BALL JOINT/CONTROL ARM ASSEMBLIES.

March 8, 1990 SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WARNING LIGHT/DEVICES

THE “FASTEN SEAT BELTS” WARNING LIGHTS MAY NOT WORK WHEN THE IGNITION IS SWITCHED TO THE “ON” POSITION DURING COLD AMBIENT TEMPERATURES.

Remedy:

FORD WILL REPLACE INSTRUMENT CLUSTERS IN THE AFFECTED CARS.

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0 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1990 FORD Festiva

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21 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1990 FORD Festiva

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Date Component  
TIRES:TREAD/BELT
ODI Number: 10031551
WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS
ODI Number: 9001162
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 8008422
WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS
ODI Number: 8001018
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 984183
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 984165
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 986414
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 977285
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY | SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 983723
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 971266
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 963912
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 967148
STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM
ODI Number: 864804
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 847320
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 843654
WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS
ODI Number: 831940
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 804595
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WEBBING
ODI Number: 745186
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 706247
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
ODI Number: 704511
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM:SHOES/LININGS
ODI Number: 500683
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1 Investigations for 1990 FORD Festiva

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

19 Service Alerts for 1990 FORD Festiva

Date Description
May 3, 1999 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

FORD MOTOR COMPANY NOW RECOMMENDS SAE 5W-30 VISCOSITY GRADE FOR SERVICING ANY FORD GASOLINE-POWERED VEHICLE REGARDLESS OF MODEL YEAR. *TT

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January 10, 2000 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

INFORMATION REGARDING THE NEW TRANSMISSION COOLER FLUSHER- SERVICE TIP. *MJS

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October 21, 1996 131000 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

WINDSHIELD AND INTERIOR GLASS – FOG/FILM. *TW

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December 2, 1996 105200 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT

AXKE LEAKS – FLUID LEAKS FROM FRONT OF VEHICLE AT AXLE SHAFTS – NEW DESIGN REPLACEMENT CV JOINT BOOTS. *TW

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March 3, 1997 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

FLUID- TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHARTS. *JD

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March 17, 1997 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

FUEL ECONOMY- CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS VERSUS VEHICLE USAGE. *JD

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March 30, 1998 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

INFORMATION ON A BUZZING OR RATTLE NOISE FROM THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. *TT

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March 1, 1995 034500 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

UNKNOWN

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March 2, 1998 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

ANNOUNCING THE FORD OEM AIR CONDITIONING RETROFIT KIT AVAILABILITY. *YC

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July 26, 1999 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

INFORMATION ON THE NEW FLUSH AND FILL TOOL AVAILABLE THROUGH ROTUNDA. *TT

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November 18, 1996 103700 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER

TORQUE CONVERTER – LEAK TEST PROCEDURE – SERVICE TIP. *TW

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August 6, 2001 138600 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:HEATER CORE

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT HEATER CORE LEAKS. *SLC

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October 18, 1999 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

SUBJECT ON A WIRE HARNESS TERMINAL REPAIR KIT AVAILABLE FOR REPAIRING ELECTRICAL WIRING HARNESSES. *TT

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April 13, 1998 190000 TIRES

INFORMATION ON TIRE COMPANY TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE. *YC

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April 27, 1998 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

INFORMATION ON A NEW TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHART. *YC

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August 6, 2001 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

INFORMATION REGARDING TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHARTS. *SLC

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March 1, 1995 034500 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

ROUGHNESS CONCERN DURING BRAKE APPLICATION. *TW

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March 18, 1998 354600 EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:WRECKER AND WHEEL LIFT DEVICES

RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES FOR TOWING BEHIND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES. *TT

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December 16, 1996 103700 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER

TRANSAXLE – TORQUE CONVERTER REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES AND TORQUE CONVERTER/TRANSAXLE COOLING SYSTEM CLEANING PROCEDURES – SERVICE TIP. *TW

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