If you are driving a 1992 Ford EXPLORER, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Steering Linkages problems and defects. Total reports: 2.
Pitman Arm Shaft Snapped Causing Loss Of Control And Vehicle Roll Over.
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X9NU. FORD EXPLORER 1992 problem was reported in BAXTER, MN. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
I First Noticed A Severe Brake Pull While Operating The Vehicle. When Brakes Were Applied, The Pull Was So Severe That The Steering Wheel Would Come Out Of My Hands. Upon Inspection Of The Under Suspension Components I Noticed The Radius Steering Arm Bushings Had Melted. Being A Previous Certified General Mechanic And An Automotive Inspector For The Federal Government, I Knew This Condition Was Not Normal. I Made A Courtesy Call To ford Motor Company To Inform Them Of My Findings. They Acknowledged That A Problem Existed With The Rubber Material Used In These Bushings. Mr. Esh (customer Id 2160 Of ford Motor Co.) Told Me They Had Sent Out Owner Notification Letters On 1992 explorers (94 M 85). I Informed Him That I Never Received This Letter. ford Motor Company Had An Incorrect Address. They Had An Old Post Office Box Number Instead Of My Street Name And Number. Mr. Esh Said The Timeframe On Replacing These Bushings Had Expired And He Could Not Replace The Bushings Under Warranty. I Questioned Him How Come This Was Not A Continuous Safety Recall. I Disagree With ford‘s Refusal To Issue A Safety Recall. At Any Time There Is Structural Failure In A Major Suspension Component That Affects Braking Stability And Steering Control, This Has The Potential To Create A Life Threatening Situation. ford Motor Company Acknowledged That They Were Aware Of The Bushing Material Component Failure And Stated That The Ntsb Did Not Deem It A Safety Item. These Bushings Are Dissolving Like A Marshmallow Over A Fire!
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X2NU. FORD EXPLORER 1992 problem was reported in WOODBINE, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19920201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1992 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.
Mar 11, 1999