1991 Calendar Year Emission Related
Recalls
%	United States
Environmental Protect
Agency

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1991 Calendar Year Emission Related
Recalls
Compliance Division
Office of Transportation and Air Quality
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
United States
Environmental Protection
^1	Agency
EPA-420-B-00-007
May 2000

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1991 Calendar Year Emission Related
Recalls
[Manufacturer
[Chrysler
[Corporation
Case/Defect/ [Type*
(Campaign) j
Number !
90-43
DR-716
(308T)
Date of
Owner
Notifi-
cation
2/19/91
Chrysler
Corporation
90-34
DR-697
(317T)
9/10/91
Chrysler DR-736
Corporation j(322-T)
V
112/16/92
Vehicle Class
1987 Federal and
California Dodge
Dakota with 2.2L
or 3.9L engine and
22 gallon fuel tank
(HCR2.2T2HFZ2,
HCR2.2T2HFL7,
HCR3. 9T2HGC4,
HCR3. 9T2HFR8)
1990 California
Chrysler Jeep
Cherokee,
Comanche and
Emission [Number I
Problem
Excessive
evaporative
emissions due
to loose fuel
sending unit
retaining ring
1 M
[Vehicles
[Recalled 1
66,069
1987 Federal
Plymouth Voyager;
Dodge Caravan and
Ram Van with 2.6L
engine
(HCR2.6T2AABX)
Excessive HC
and CO
emissions due
to wax
permeating
seals in wax
pellet choke
housing
causing
inadequate
choke
iopening
High catalyst
replacement
(warranty rate
(per California
96,300
1,286
Wrangler with 2.5L [Air Resources
engine	[Board
(LAM150T5LADX |(CARB)
produced through (regulations.
10/1/89)	[Catalyst
[biscuit
[installed too
far to rear of
(catalyst
[housing.
Excessive
1

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! 1 ! 1
[catalyst

1 t |
temperatures

1 I !
result which

1 1
deform the

] 1 |
catalyst

1
container and

1
erode the


catalyst mat

1
enabling the

1 i
catalyst


biscuit to

I
loosen and


[break apart
|
[Chrysler
DR-681 (V 2/18/91
1989-90 Plymouth [Defective
93,039 1
Corporation
(306T) | |
Voyager and Grand [evaporative | j

1 !
Voyager; Dodge [canister fresh j j

! !
Caravan, Caravan lair tube j [

!
C/V, Grand | |

1
Caravan, Grand | j


Caravan C/V, j | j

1 1
Dakota, j j j

1 1
Ramcharger, and j j [

!
full-size Van, j j J

1
Wagon and Pickup. | |


1990 Chrysler j j

1 !
Town & Country j j j

! !
with 2.51.. 3.01.. I | {

! 1
3.31.. 3.91.. 5.91. or (

1
5.9L Heavy Duty | j

! 1
engine 1 1

1 !
(KCR- 2.5T5FCZ3, j | [

! !
2.5T5FCF1, | | |

i !
2.5T5FCM9, j (

1
2.5T5FCL8, | 1


3.0T5FBL6, 1 |

1 1
3.0T5FBH0, | | [

! !
3 .9151II V19. 1 | {

i 1
3.9T5HGJ8, j ( 1

1
3.9T5HFK7, ( 1 1

1
3.9T5HGD0, | |

1 1
5.9T5HGF7, | | |

! !
5.9T5HGD5, | j |

1 !
5.9T5HHY0, j ( 1

! 1
5.9T5HGJ2, ( | 1

1 !
05.9BGBX, 1 |

1 !
05.9BBC1 [89] | | [
2

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| | i [Produced between
|
] | | (3/20/89 and
|
| J 1 |4/10/89

| I 1 (LCR- 2.5T5FCZ4,
]
I | | b.5T5FBH0,
j
| 1 | (2.5T5FCMX,
|
t | | I2.5T5FCL9,

| | 1 [3.0T5FBL7,

j 1 | [3.0T5FBH1,
[
| | | [3.3T5FCZ0,
j
| | | [3.3T5FCF8,
|
| | | [3.3T5FBR9,

| | 1 |3.9T5HFMX,

| 1 1 [3.9T5HGJ9,
|
i | | 3.9T5I IFK8.

! | | I5.9T5HGF8,
|
| | | (5.9T5HGD6,

| | 1 b.9T5HHYl,

1 1 | j05.9BTC2 [90]
|
| [ I (produced between
j
| | | 112/12/89 and
|
1 i 1 [ 1/12/90)

[Detroit Diesel (DR-695
V
3/28/91 11991 6V-92TA (Emission |l74
1 l(91C-l)
i i

[DDEC and DDEC (labels missing j |

|C0ACH and 8V- (the family | [
!
I92TA DDEC [emission level j |
i
1 i
I leavy-Duty truck |(FEL) | |
i i
i
[engines j 1 |
t
[(MDD0552FZG5, 1 |
i
V1DD0552II.Z1. | |
1 !
|MDD0736FZHZ) | | {
1 !
1 [ t 1
I li|
jFord Motor [87-18
i
1/23/91 j 1984 Federal Ford Excessive HC |61,059 |
jCompany |DR-686

IF-150 and F-250 (and | |
1 ((90E91)

[pickups and E-150 [evaporative j j
I 1
j |

[and E-250 vans [emissions | I
i !

(with 5.0 liter j j |
i

(engine and dual j j j
i i
1 i

(fuel tank j j I
\ !

[(EFM5.0T2GAF2) | | |
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Ford Motor
Company
[87-03
[DR-702
[(90E94)
15/13/91
1984 and 1985
Federal Ford
Thunderbird,
Mustang, LTD and
Crown Victoria;
Lincoln-Mercury
Cougar, Capri,
Continental, Grand
Marquis, Mark VII
and Town Car, and
1984 California
Mark VII with 5.0L
fuel injected
engine. 1985
engine families
consist of carryover
calibrations from
1984 only
(EFM5.0V5HBF7
[84]
FFM5.0V5HBF8
[85])
Excessive HC
emissions
640,837
Ford Motor
Company
DR-737
(91E05)
112/2/91
1985-86 Federal
Ford E-Series, F-
Series and Bronco
trucks with 4.9L
engines sold for
use at high altitude
areas
(FFM4.9T1HGG6
[85]
GFM4.9T1HGG7
[86])
Excessive HC [20,800
emissions 1
[Ford Motor
DR-694
|v
[2/22/91 1986-87 California
[Split fuel 36.052
[Company
(90E92)
1
1 jF-150, F-250 and
Ivapor hose |


|
| [Bronco with 5.0L
(between fuel j


!
| engine
[tank vapor j


1
| (GFY15.0T5I IAG9
[valve and j


(
! |[86]
(metal tube j


1
1 |HFM5. 0T 5HAGX
[leading to |


1
1 |[87])
(canister. j


1

[Problem |


I

[found during j


1

( ARB In-Use |
i

1
1
[Testing j
4

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Ford Motor
DR-694 |V 16/21/91
| |
1986-87 California
Expansion of
72,600
Company
(91E04) j 1
1
Ford F-150, F-250
recall


and Bronco trucks
campaign


with 4.9L engines
90E92. Split


and 1986-88
fuel vapor

I !
Ranger trucks with
hose between

i i
2.3L engines
fuel tank

1 1
(GFM4.9T1HGG7,
vapor valve


GFM2.3T5FGG9
and metal

i
[86]
tube leading

I 1 1
* i i.
HFM4.9T5HGG2,
to canister

i i
HFM2.3T5FGGX


i i
t
[87]


! ! !
JFM2.3T5FFG1


i ! ;
i (
[88])


Ford Motor
DR-553 V ,2/22/91
1987 California
Mat mount
6,884
Company
(91E01) 1 1
1 1
1 1
Ford Mustang with
catalyst

2.3L engine
failure found j
1 1
1 1
(HFM2.3V5FFG7)
during CARB j
I 1 1

In-Use I
j 1 1
1 ! !

Testing j
Ford Motor
DR-742 V [8/28/91
1988-89 California
Electronic
20,400
Company
(91E02) | |
Ford Festiva with
Engine



1.3L engine
Controller



(JFM1.3V2FCZ4)
tolerances for




the EGR




valve position




sensor (EVP)




do not allow




for normal




carbon build




up on the




EGR valve




pintle.




Consequently,




the EVP




incorrectly




senses the




EGR not




closing




completely




and




illuminates




the Check


I

Engine light


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1 I
|
i |
without a

i 1
[
1
vehicle

1
j
1
malfunction.

1 1
j
1
Problem

i '
t
|
discovered

1 1
|
1 !
during CARB

f !
!
! i
In-Use testing

[Ford Motor
DR-719
|v
(8/28/91 |l990 Federal Ford
Excessive CO
24,700
Company
(91E08)

| [Probe with 3.OL
emissions in




[ [engine and
Ford end of

]


| (automatic
assembly line

|


| [transmission.
testing




1 [Calibration 0-10B-





| [R00 only





| |(LFM3.0V5FEG1,


t

| |LFM3.0V5FXG5)


Ford Motor
DR-741
fv
j 11/25/9111990-91 Federal
Defective
528,100
jCompany
(91E09)

1 (and California Ford [throttle

i 1

| (Tempo and
position

l !

| (Mercury Topaz
sensor

i
i I

| [with 2.3L engine
prematurely

1

| land Ford Aerostar
wears out

1 !

| [with 3.OL engine
causing an

t 1
i i

| 1([90 MY] -
interruption of

i i
i ^

1 |LFM2.3V5HEF5,
the sensor

1 !

| |LFM2.3V5HXF9,
output signal

i

| I.I VI2.5\ 51IWI 7.


{ |
i \

| [LFM2.3V5FWC9,


i i

| I.I VI2.3\ 51 X( 0.


i
i i

1 |lFM3.0T5FYE6,


i
i i

| I.IVI3.0T5IYK3.


! !

| [LFM3.0T5FEC9,


t 1
1 1

| (LFM3.0T5FEDX)


i ^

| ([91MY] --


1 !

1 |MFM2.3V5HWF8,


i |

1 |MFM2.3 V 5F W CX,


j j

| VII VI3.0 151 ZI19.


! !

| [MFM3.0T5FZK6,


i i
!
| |MFM3. 0T 5FFDZ)


(Ford Motor
DR-738
v
11/25/91 11991 California
California and
480
(Company
(91E11)

| (and High Altitude
High Altitude



1
1 (Ford F-l50 with
vehicles



!
| (5.0L engine
installed with




| [produced from
Federal

1

!
| [9/22/90 through
electronic


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I I | | 110/8/90.
engine

| 1 | 1 |(MFM5. 8T 5HAL6
controller

| | 1 1 calibration 1-54P-


1 j I 1 iR11 only>


| | 1 1 (MFM5.8T5HZC0


[ | 1 calibration 1-54X-


| | | | [R11 only)


[Ford Motor
DR-739 [V (12/20/91 [1991 California
Bar Code
41,190
Company
(91E06) | | [Ford Explorer with
section of the


| 1 4.01. engine
Vehicle


| | (produced from
Emission

|
| | [8/2/90 through
Control


[ 1 (8/8/90 and F-Series
information or


| | [truck with 5.0L
Important


| 1 [engine (through
Engine

|
1 | [8/9/90); Lincoln-
Information


I | (Mercury Capri with
labels contain


1 | jl.6L engine
incorrect,


| | [(through 5/15/91)
missing or


| 1 [and Town Car with
extra


| | 14.6L engine
characters


| | [(through 6/11/91).



| | j 1990-91 California


1
| | 5.81. and 7.51.



| 1 [Heavy Duty



[ | (engines (over 8,500



| | |GVWR, various


i
1 | [production periods



| | [depending on plant



| [ [location) and 6.1L



| | land 7.0L Heavy


[
| | [Duty engines (over


|
| | 114,000 GVWR,



| | [produced through



| ! (5/6/91)



! ] [([90] -


|
1 I (LFM05.8BSA7,



| 1 (LFM07.5BSA7,



| 1 [LFM07.5BSB8,



| 1 [LFM07.0AGE9


|
! ] |[91] -



1 | [MFM4.0T5FAM0,



| 1 IMFM5.8T5HAL6,



| 1 [MFMl 6V5FYC2,



| 1 (MFMl 6V5FZK3,


|
1 | ]MFM4.6V5FDC7,



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MFM07.5BSB7,
(MFM07.0BGA7)
|General
IMotors
jDR-690
[(90-C-33 90-
[C-ll
[90-E-01
[90-C-l 1)
[V [3/27/91 [1987-90 Federal
and Calif. Buick
Skylark, Chevy
Beretta, Olds
Cutlass Calais and
Supreme; and
Pontiac Grand Am
and Grand Prix
with 2.3L Quad IV
(L-4) engine
(H3G2.3V8XEW6
[87]
J2G2.3V8XEWX,
J2G2.3W8XEW4
[88]
K2G2.3V8XEW0,
K2G2.3W8XEW5
[89]
L2G2.3V8XEW1,
L2G2.3W8XEB2
L2G2.3W8XEW6
[90])
[General
{Motors
DR-718
.(91E13)
V
General
Motors
6/28/91
(Integrated
[direct ignition
|(IDI) coil case
(cracks at high
[voltage
(terminals.
External
[arcing occurs
(between the
[terminals
(and/or the
I
terminal coil
[frame
(resulting in
[intermittent
[misfire, rough
[idle and
[ultimately a
no start
1376,363
1989-91 Chevy and [Distributor (10,503
GMC C series [cap corrosion j
trucks with 6.0L [causes pre- [
Heavy Duty engine (ignition which j
DR-740
(91C23)
V
9/13/91
(LGM07.4BLA3
[90],
MGM07.0BLA8
[91]	)	
1991 Federal
Chevy and GMC
C, K, G, R, P, and
V series trucks
with 4.3L, 5.7L, or
7.4L Heavy Duty
engines and
electronic
automatic
transmissions; and
Chevy C series
truck with 7.4L
[may result in
(piston damage
5
[Deposit build
[up on the TPS
jleads to
(intermittent
low TPS
[output voltage
[signal which
[causes the
(transmission
jto operate in
[the default
(mode
51,275

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Light Duty engine
(and electronic
jautomatic
[transmission
((MGM04.3BLA2,
|mGM05.7BLA2,
[MGM07.4BNA6,
[M3G7.4T5GCT7)
[General
Motors
DR-752
(91C05)
V
110/3 0/91 1991 California
|	[Pontiac LeMans
I	(with 2.0L engine
|	1(M1G2.0W5JFH8)
California
vehicles
distributed
and/or sold in
Federal areas
1124
Isuzu
Isuzu
DR-734 90-
(87C19)
jl 1/8/91	 1987 Federal Isuzu
|	jl-Mark and Chevy
1	[Spectrum with
|	11.5L engine
|	(I ISZ090Y2FRG6)
Excessive CO
emissions
100,000
|DR-684
[(91E355)
j1/21/91
1991 California
Impulse and Stylus
(MSZ1.6V5FCEX,
MSZ1.6V5FCD9)
ECM
assembled
with a 10K
ohm resistor
instead of the
specified IK
ohm resistor.
Results in the
check engine
light
illuminating
when engine
coolant
temperature is
67 F or below
and a false
diagnostic
[code 32
556
(Mack
DR-732
(EC006)
V
10/10/91
1991 Mack E7-
250, 300, 350; and
EM7-250, 275, and
300 Heavy-Heavy-
Duty engines
(25)
Aneroid Puff
Limiter
(LDA) shaft
retaining
screw
[insufficiently
580
9

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DR-650 V	3/11/91	1990 Mack E6-350 Incorrect
j	|	j
|(005)	|	j	[Heavy-Duty	(reversing
|	I	(engines	(relay
i	i	l<23)	I
tightened
during
manufacturing
process.
Screw loosens
in service
resulting in
either a
reduction of
fuel delivery
during
accelerations
accompanied
by a loss of
power or a
smoke opacity
above the 20
percent limit
(Mitsubishi
[DR-699 jV
|(EMR91-0011
i:\1R91-002)
[4/19/91 [1987 California
[and Federal
(Mitsubishi Van and
|Wagon with 2.4L
[engine
[(MMT2.4T5FBD7) [Evaporative
1	[canister
i	! deterioration
[Excessive 7.961
[evaporative j
{emission in |
CARB In-Use [
Testing. |
Mitsubishi
[DR-717
((SC-90-001)
V (7/24/91	[1992 California
1	[Mitsubishi
!
I	(Diamante with
|	|
|	(3.0L engine
|	[(NMT3.0V5FC29,
1	INMT3.0V5FC18)
On-Board
Diagnostic
system may
illuminate the
Check Engine
warning light
and store an
EGR trouble
code although
the EGR
system is
operating
properly
582
10

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Range Rover (DR-755
[(H620)
V
2/8/91
Subaru
DR-729
[(WZS-43)
V
4/23/91
t Subaru
DR-723
(WZQ-45)
IV
1990 and 1991
High idle air 1.250
California Range
control (IAC) |
Rover with 3.9L
valve |
engine
replacement j
([90] -
warranty rate j
LLR3.9T5FSS5
per CARB j
[91] -
regulations. |
MLR3.0T5FSS6)
Overly j

sensitive ECU j

logic |

incorrectly j

detects a 1

malfunctioned j

IAC valve |

resulting in j

the false j

illumination 1

of the |

malfunction |

indicator light j

(MIL) and j

storage of |

diagnostic j

code 48. |
,7/23/91
1987 California
Breakdown of
Subaru 4 door
[catalyst
4WD GL, 3 door
(material in
4WD GL and 4WD
[front exhaust
DL/GL Station
[pipe-
Wagon
(Defective
(HFJ1.8T5HCR5)
[catalysts

[found during

jCARB In-Use

[Testing
Federal and
Breakage of
California 1987
[the flex-joint
Subaru Justy
[in the rear
DL/GL; 1988-89
[exhaust pipe
Justy DL/GL/4WD
[results in an
GL; 1989 Justy
[exhaust leak
4WD RS; 1990
(upstream of
Justy 3 door
[the rear
DL/GL, 4WD GL,
!
3,054
75,351

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| | I j3 door Fun-Justy, 3
catalytic

| j | (door 4WD Fun-
converter

1 | Justy. 5 door 4WD


1 I 1 lGL


| 1 1 (I II J1 2\ 21IBY8


| | | |(Fed. & Calif.),


| | | [JFJ1.2V2HFY9,


t | | IJFJ1.2V2HFX8,


| | 1 [KFJ1.2V2HFYX,


j 1 1 I .I J1 2\ 21II YO.


| | | [LFJ1.2V5FFT1


j | | [(Federal),


j | | [JFJ1.2V2HCC9,


| | 1 |jF J1 2V2HCDX,


| t 1 [KF J1 2V2HCCX,


i | 1 iLFJ1.2V5FCW9


1 ! ! [(Calif.))


* Type: I = Influenced - Voluntary recall after EPA investigation
V = Voluntary - Voluntary recall without EPA investigation

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