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1988 Ford Tempo Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Recall Notices

1988 Ford Tempo (4/25/1996)

Campaign Number: 96V071000
Component Name: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: THE IGNITION SWITCH COULD EXPERIENCE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT.
Defect: THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE OVERHEATING, SMOKE, AND POSSIBLY FIRE IN THE STEERING COLUMN AREA OF THE VEHICLE.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH.

1988 Ford Tempo (3/1/1988)

Campaign Number: 88V024000
Component Name: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: TWO ATTACHMENT SCREWS FOR THE THROTTLE POSITION SENSORS COULD LOOSEN AND BACK OUT.
Defect: IF BOTH SCREWS COME OUT, SENSORS COULD DISENGAGE FROMTHE THROTTLE SHAFT, PREVENTING RETURN OF THE THROTTLE FROM MID POSITION.
Corrective Action: REPLACE ATTACHMENT SCREWS WITH SCREWS WITH PRE APPLIED ADHESIVE THAT WILL BE TIGHTENED TO A HIGHER TORQUE SPECIFICATION.