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Recall List for the 1990 Ford Taurus

Official recall notices have been issued for the 1990 Ford Taurus by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Ford service shop immediately!

  1. 1990 Ford Taurus STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS NHTSA Campaign #98V323000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 16, 1998
    • Vehicles Affected: 2,697,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles originally sold or currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West virgnia, and Wisconsin. The rear lower subframe mount plate nut can experience stress corrosion cracking if subjected to long term exposure to road salts. This can result in fracture and loss of the structural integrity of the subframe mount attachment. Detachment of the body mounts at the rear corners of the subframe, which supports the engine and transmission, allows the rear corners of the subframe to drop.

    Consequence: If both rear corners drop, steering would become suddenly very difficult, affecting vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will install subframe rear mount bolts, reinforcement plates, and plate nuts. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #98V323000 »

  2. 1990 Ford Taurus SUSPENSION:FRONT:SHOCK ABSORBER NHTSA Campaign #94E036000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 25, 1994
    • Vehicles Affected: 98,000

    Summary: The arc welds on the sway bar bracket, where it attaches to the strut reserve tube, did not fuse properly.

    Consequence: Over time, a portion of the bracket can tear away from the strut, falling into and puncturing the tire or causing damage to the wheel, which could result in an accident.

    Actions: Monroe dealers will replace the strut free of charge. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #94E036000 »

  3. 1990 Ford Taurus SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #92V113000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 17, 1992
    • Vehicles Affected: 565,000

    Summary: The rigid mounted safety belt buckles are defective in three ways. First, a fastened safety belt buckle will not unlatch when the release button is depressed. This results from interference between the buckle ejector finger and the buckle tongue window. The second defect is the safety belt buckle may not latch. The third possible defect is that the tongue may be retained by the buckle, but it may not be latched sufficiently to provide occupant protection.

    Consequence: An insufficiently latched or unlatched safety beltincreases the risk of injury to seat occupants in the event of a sudden stop oraccident. If the safety belt buckle will not unlatch, it will not allow theoccupant to get out of the vehicle in an emergency situation.

    Actions: Ford will replace the rigid mounted safety belt buckles with end release safety belt buckles designed to prevent latch problems. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #92V113000 »

  4. 1990 Ford Taurus WHEELS NHTSA Campaign #92V065000

    • Date Announced: MAY 11, 1992
    • Vehicles Affected: 654,000

    Summary: Children can accidentally lock themselves in the footwell area of the rear-facing third seat, or in the storage compartment in station wagons not equipped with an optional third seat. Once the compartment is closed it cannot be opened from the inside.

    Consequence: There is a danger of air deprivation, hyperthermia, and/or panic response to a child who has locked himself or herself into thecompartment, with the possibility of asphyxiation.

    Actions: Replace the self-latching assembly currently used in the rear storage compartment with a latch assembly that can only be closed with a key. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #92V065000 »

  5. 1990 Ford Taurus SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR NHTSA Campaign #91V134000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 06, 1991
    • Vehicles Affected: 325,000

    Summary: Front disc brake rotors of the subject vehicles may experience severe corrosion if operated in areas where calcium chloride and sodium chloride are used extensively.

    Consequence: Severely corroded rotors may fracture or separate nearthe inner edges of the brake discs resulting in reduced braking effectiveness, higher than normal pedal efforts, loud grinding noises, and moderate pulls whenthe brakes are applied. Reduced braking effectiveness may increase minimumstopping distances, possibly resulting in an accident.

    Actions: Replace front brake rotors with full cast front brake rotors. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #91V134000 »

  6. 1990 Ford Taurus AIR BAGS:FRONTAL NHTSA Campaign #90E043001

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 30, 1990
    • Vehicles Affected: 172,000

    Summary: Threaded inflator components may have been damaged during assembly which may allow components to separate when inflator receives a signal to deploy the air bag.

    Consequence: Inflator component separation allows hot combustion gases to escape into the passenger compartment which could result in injuries to vehicle occupants.

    Actions: Replace air bag modules containing potentially defective inflators. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #90E043001 »

  7. 1990 Ford Taurus WHEELS:CENTER SECTION NHTSA Campaign #90V159000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 28, 1990
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,212

    Summary: Wheels may contain cracks that could propogate in raised portion of wheel center.

    Consequence: Under severe duty, this could result in eventualseparation of wheel rim from center with loss of control and possibly acollision.

    Actions: Replace wheels with wheels of a revised design. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #90V159000 »

  8. 1990 Ford Taurus EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH NHTSA Campaign #89V171000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 13, 1989
    • Vehicles Affected: 2,900

    Summary: An incorrect transistor may cause autolamp system light sensor module malfunction.

    Consequence: Headlamps could turn off while vehicle is being driven orremain on after vehicle is parked. Loss of headlights while driving at nightcould be hazardous to the driver and other trafific.

    Actions: Replace light sensor modules. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #89V171000 »

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