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1971 Ford Ranchero Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Recall Notices

1971 Ford Ranchero (6/29/1972)

Campaign Number: 72V160000
Component Name: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WEBBING
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: THE SHOULDER BELT PIN CONNECTOR PLASTIC SLEEVES WHICH WERE INJECTION MOLDED CAN HAVE SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS OR DISCONTINUITIES AT THE POINT AT WHICH THERMAL PLASTIC IS INJECTED INTO MOLD AND WHERE FLOW DIVERGES TO FILL BOTH SIDES OF THE RING. IF THE CONDITION EXISTS AND THE SLEEVE BREAKS AWAY FROM THE PIN, THE SHOULDER BELT WILL NOT REMAIN ENGAGED TO THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE.
Defect: IF THE SHOULDER BELT IS SEPARATED FROM THE SEAT BELTBUCKLE, THE SHOULDER BELT WILL NOT PROPERLY PROTECT SEAT OCCUPANTS IN THE EVENTOF A SUDDENT STOP OR ACCIDENT.
Corrective Action: REPLACE THE SHOULDER BELT PIN CONNECTOR PLASTIC SLEEVE WITH NEOPRENE RETAINERS.