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1979 Ford Pinto Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Recall Notices

1979 Ford Pinto (8/27/2007)

Campaign Number: 07E064000
Component Name: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: CERTAIN FEDERAL-MOGUL AFTERMARKET FUEL PUMPS SOLD UNDER THE BRAND NAMES OF CARTER, ACCUFLOW, NAPA, TRUFLOW, PARTS DEPO, AND PARTS MASTER, SHIPPED BETWEEN AUGUST 2006 AND JULY 2007 FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE FUEL PUMP DIAPHRAGM IN CERTAIN PRODUCTION RUNS MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY INSTALLED OR INADEQUATELY TESTED WHICH MAY CAUSE THE FUEL PUMP TO LEAK.
Defect: A LEAKING FUEL PUMP COULD CREATE A VEHICLE FIRE HAZARD.
Corrective Action: FEDERAL-MOGUL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 15, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FEDERAL-MOGUL AT 248-354-7700.

1979 Ford Pinto (3/1/1983)

Campaign Number: 83V025000
Component Name: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: THE FLEXIBLE BLADE ENGINE COOLING FAN BLADES MAY CRACK AND BREAK OFF. THIS MAY BE CAUSED BY HIGH BLADE STRESSES THAT CAN RESULT FROM VIBRATION DURING VEHICLE OPERATION.
Defect:
Corrective Action: DEALER WILL REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE ENGINE COOLING FAN AT NO COST TO OWNER.

1979 Ford Pinto (1/9/1979)

Campaign Number: 79V012000
Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: SOME OF THE INVOLVED VEHICLES DO NOT HAVE THE HAIR PIN CLIP USED TO RETAIN THE PUSHROD TO THE BRAKE PEDAL PUSHROD PIN INSTALLED. IF THIS CLIP IS MISSING, THE PUSHROD MAY BECOME DISENGAGED FROM THE BRAKE PEDAL PUSHROD PIN.
Defect:
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT VEHICLES FOR THE PRESENCE OF THIS HAIR PIN CLIP AND, IF NECESSARY, ANY MISSING PARTS WILL BE INSTALLED AT NO COST TO OWNER.