1992 Calendar Year Emission Related
Recalls
%	United States
Environmental Protect
Agency

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1992 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-00-008
May 2000

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1992 Calendar Year Emission Related
Recalls
[Manufacturer
Case/Defect/ [Type*
(Campaign) j
Number I
Date of
Owner
Notifi-
cation
Vehicle Class
Emission
Problem
Number
	7 1
[ of j
1 Vehicles j
1 Recalled
Chrysler
Corporation
Chrysler
Corporation
[Chrysler
[Corporation
Chrysler
Corporation
(88-20
(DR-700
1(500/501)
(90-22
lDR-744
1(515)
[90-50
lDR-792
1(543)
DR-781
DR-713
(323T)
Chrysler [DR-682
Corporation f(312T)
(Chrysler DR-735
Corporation (3161)
Chrysler [DR-793
[Corporation (3291)
[2/21/92	11986 Federal Plymouth
|	[Horizon and Turismo; Dodge
1	[Omni and Charger with 2.2L
|	[engine (GCR2.2V2HDH6)
Excessive HC
and CO
[11/20/92 [1987 Federal Chiysler
[	(Newport and Fifth Avenue;
|	[Plymouth Gran Fury and
|	[Dodge Diplomat with 5.2L
[	[engine, A999 transmission
1	and located in high altitude
1	(areas (HCR5.2V2HAP2)
[Excessive HC
land CO
141,000
11,160
[12/23/92 [1987 Federal Plymouth
1	(Horizon and Turismo; Dodge
|	(Omni and Charger with 2.2L
(	[engine
1	[(HCR2.2V2HDH7)
lExcessive NOx 1275,844
V
[8/10/92 [1990 California Jeep
1	[Wrangler with 4.2L engine
[	[(LAM258T2HEA8)
V
7/7/92
1987 California Jeep
Wrangler, J-10 truck, AMC
Eagle sedan and AMC Eagle
wagon with 4.2L engine
i(HAM258T2HEA2)
Carburetor
defects result in
high carburetor
warranty
replacement rate
per California
Air Resources
Board (CARB)
regulations.
(Excessive HC,
| CO and NOx in
[CARB in-use
(testing
4,623
V
[7/22/92
:V
7/31/92
1988 California Jeep
Comanche, Cherokee and
Wagoneer with 4.0L engine
(JAM242T5LND7)
[Excessive NOx
[in CARB in-use
[testing
5,246
27,551
1989 California Jeep
Comanche, Cherokee and
Wrangler with 2.5L engine
produced after 11/27/88
(KAM150T5LAD9)
Excessive HC,	j 1,608
CO and NOx	j
due to catalyst	j
biscuits installed	j
too far to the	|
rear of the	j
[catalyst.	j
1

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[incorrect bar
code and
component
identification
sections of the
Vehicle
Emission
Control
Information
(VECI) label
Chrysler
Corporation
tDR-715
(514) (516)
(517) (518)
(519) (520)
IV
16/18/92
[7/30/92
1990 California Plymouth
Horizon and Sundance;
Dodge Omni and Shadow
with 2.2L engine built after
1/1/90. 1991 Plymouth
Sundance and Dodge Shadow
with 2.2L engine built
through 7/3/91. 1991
Chrysler New Yorker, Fifth
Avenue and Imperial; Dodge
Dynasty with 3.3L engine
([90] - LCR2.5V5FCEX
[91] - MCR2.5V5FCE0
MCR3.8V5FCF5)
120,885
| Chrysler [DR-750
[Corporation 1(529) (530)
j	|(531) (532)
V
7/27/92
Detroit Diesel
Diamond Star
DR-789
(92C1)
iV
DR-776
(EMR92-003)
(EMR92-004)
(EMR92-005)
(EMR92-006)
V
8/21/92
1992 California Plymouth
Sundance and Acclaim;
Dodge Shadow, Spirit and
Daytona with 2.5L engine
and
manual transmission.
Plymouth Sundance and
Acclaim; Dodge Shadow,
Spirit and Daytona; Chrysler
Lebaron with 2.5L
turbocharged engine.
Plymouth Sundance and
Dodge Shadow with 2.2L
engine. All vehicles built
before 10/10/91
(NCR2.5V5HHP8,
NCR2.5V5FCA8
NCR2.5V5FCE1)
1992 Model Series 60 11.1L
[heavy-duty diesel engines
(NDD11.1FZFA)
[1/31/92
[2/3/92
6/12/92
6/16/92
1991-1992 California and
Federal Mitsubishi Eclipse;
Plymouth Laser and Eagle
Talon with 2.0L turbo-
charged engine
([91] - MDS2.0V5FF39
{FED}
MDS2.0V5FC33 {CALF}
[92] - NDS2.0V5FF3X
{FED}
NDS2.0V5FC34 {CALF})
Incorrect bar
code and
component
identification
sections of the
VECI label
1843
[Excessive NOx
(due to a
(defective
(electronic
(control module
1(ECM)
(calibration
(Thermal
[decomposition
(of teflon and
(glass-fiber
[spacer within
[the oxygen
(sensor. Silicon
[content of the
[glass- fiber
(sticks to the
[oxygen sensor
(element
132
36,658
2

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Ford Motor
Company
5/8/92
resulting in a	j
reduced	j
electrical output j
of the oxygen	j
sensor.	I
(Ford Motor
[Company
90-19
1DR-757
(9i i : io)
[90-38
1DR-553
(911:13)
(911:14)
6/11/92
1987 Federal Ford Taurus	(Excessive CO [306,000
and Taurus Wagon; Mercury	[
Sable and Sable Wagon with	|
3.0L engine	j
(HFM3.0 V5FEG6)	|
1987-1989 Federal Ford
Mustang with 2.3L engine
produced before 4/1/89;
1986-1986-1987	Federal Ford
Mustang and Capri with 5.0L
engine; 1988-1989 Federal
Ford Mustang and Lincoln
Mark VII (before 10/1/88)
with 5.0L engine; 1986
Federal Ford Thunderbird
and Mustang and Mercury
Cougar and Capri with 3.8L
engine (after 12/31/85);
1987-1988	Federal Ford
Thunderbird and Mercury
Cougar with 3.8L engine
([86] - GFM3.8V5HHF9
GFM5.0V5HBF9
[87]	- HFM2.3V5FFG7
HFM3.8 V 5HHFX
HFM5.0V5HBFX
[88]	- JFM2.3V5FFG0
JFM3.8V5HHF3
JFM5.0V5HBF3
[89]	- KFM2.3V5FFG1
KFM5.0V5HBF4)
Ford Motor
Company
89-02
DR-778
(91E17)
Excessive HC
and CO due to
mat-mount
catalyst failure
821,900
[7/13/92 [1986 Federal Ford Escort and
Mercury Lynx with 1.9L
engine
(GFM1.9V2GDF9)
Ford Motor
Company
(91-12
[dR-731
[(91E16)
8/18/92 (1988-1990 Federal and
California Ford Taurus,
Mercury Sable and Lincoln
Continental with 3.8L engine
([88] - JFM3.8V5FFF4
{FED}
[89]  KFM3.8V5FFF5
{FED}
COandNOX [132,000
exceedence.
NOX
exceedence due
to leaking
diaphragm in
PCV valve
Excessive	[412,250
evaporative	|
emissions due to	|
oil from the	j
PCV system	|
collecting in the	|
crankcase vent	j
tube, dripping	j
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j
|
| [KFM3.8V5FFC2 {CALF}
(into the canister
i 1

j

| [90] - LFM3.8V5FFF6
[purge line
1

1
(
LFM3.8V5FYFX {FED}
(connection and


|

| LFM3.8V5FFC3
blocking the
1

|

[ LFM3.8V5FYC7 {CALF})
[purge vacuum


I
!
1 1
(signal
1 1
Ford Motor
IdR-770
I1
4/8/92 j 1991 Ford 7.8L Heavy-Duty
(Particulate
[80
Company
[(92E26)
1
1
Diesel engines produced
[exceedence in
1

!
j [between 5/21/91 and 6/25/91.
[SEA testing.


|

| [Calibration 1-85C-R00 only
j
1

!
!
| [(MFM07.8FPK8)
|
 jj
Ford Motor
[DR-668
|v
2/26/92 j 1990 Ford F-Series truck with [Excessive CO
I900 !
Company
i(90E95)

1 7.01. Heavy Duty engines.
(due to a


|

j lOnly calibration 0-87H-R10
misbuild.


I

j [produced from 3/21/90
Thermactor air
1 |

|

1 [through 6/5/90
(system
i i

|

| |(LFM07.0AEG9)
^manufactured
1 !

|


[with the wrong


|

| )
[vacuum harness

jFord Motor
{Company
DR-791
(92E22)
V 4/8/92 1989 Federal and California
I	(Ford Thunderbird and
|	[Mercury Cougar with 3. 8L
|	[engine
|	((KFM3.8V5FAF6,
1	[kFM3 . 8V5FEG3 [FED]
|	[KFM3.8V5FAC3,
I	(KFM3.8V5FED1 [CALF])
|Fuel tank vapor	[201,100
hose	|
disconnected	j
from fuel tank	j
vapor valve	I
Ford Motor |DR-553
Company [(91E03)
V
1/24/92
1986-1989 California Ford
Mustang and Mercury Capri
with 2.3L, 3.8L or 5.0L
engine.
[1986-1988 California Ford
[Thunderbird and Mercury
Cougar with 3.8L or 5.0L
engine.
1988 California Ford Mark
VII with 5.0L engine
[([86] - GFM3.8V5HHC6
[(produced after 12/31/85)
[87]	 HFM3.8V5HHC7,
HFM5.0V5HBC7
[88]	- JFM2.3V5FFG0
(before
(4/1/89),JFM5.0V5HBC0
|[89] - KFM2.3V5FFG1
(before
(4/1/89),KFM5.0V5HBC1
[(before 10/1/88))
[Mat-mount
[catalyst failure
[found during
CARD in-use
(testing.
86,750
(Ford Motor DR-748
[Company 1(91E07)
V [1/24/92 [1988-1989 California Ford
Tempo and Mercury Topaz
with 2.3L engine
(JFM2.3V5HEH5 [88]
KFM2.3V5HEH6 [89])
Excessive NOX 160,400
emissions
in CARB in-use
testing
4

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(Ford Motor
[Company
DR-747
(91E12)
IV
[Ford Motor
Company
13/31/92
DR-745
(91E15)
:V 5/51/92
1988-1989 California Ford
Escort with 1.9L engine.
Calibrations 8-07E-R00 and
8-07E-R10 only
([88] - JFM1.9V2HMK3
[89] -KFM1.9V2HMK4)
Excessive NOx 19.300
emissions and	j
illegible VECI	j
labels found in	I
CARB testing	j
1988 California Ford Taurus,
Mercury Sable and Lincoln
Continental with 3.8L engine
(JFM3.8V5FFC1)
Excessive HC
and NOX in
CARB in-use
testing
117,900
[Ford Motor
(Company
{DR-767
[(91E19)
V
3/27/92 1989-1991 California and
i
Federal Ford Mustang with
5.0L engine
([89] -KFM5.0V5HBF4
KFM5.0V5HBC1
[90]	 LFM5.0V5HBF5
LFM5.0V5HBG6
[91]	-MFM5.0V5HBG7)
Intermittent loss	[140,000
of contact at a	j
wiring harness	j
connector	j
activates check	j
engine light and	j
stores EGR	|
valve position	j
sensor (EVP)	j
code although	j
EVP is	|
functioning	j
properly.	j
[Ford Motor
Company
(DR-768
[(92E20)
V (4/8/92
(Ford Motor
(Company
[DR-769
1(92E24)
1992 California Lincoln
Town Car Limousine with
4.6L engine. Calibration 1-
18S-R05 only
(NFM4.6V5FDC8)
[Misbuild.	[200
Vehicles	j
(assembled with	j
[incorrect	j
[electronic	j
(engine control	j
[processor (EEC)	I
3/16/92
1992 California and Federal
Ford Thunderbird and
Mercury Cougar with 3.8L
engine. Calibrations 2-16F-
R10 (FED) and 2-16T-R10
(CALF) only
(NFM3.8V5FJF9 {FED}
NFM3.8V8FJC6 {CALF})
Misbuild.
Vehicles
assembled with
incorrect EEC
3,400
Ford Motor
Company
jDR-771
|(92E29)
V
5/18/92
1992 California and Federal
Ford Taurus and Mercury
Sable with 3.8L engine.
Calibrations 2-16C-R10
(FED -- produced between
1/8/92 and 3/13/92) and
2-16Q-R10 (CALF -
produced between 11/18/91
and 3/13/92)
(NFM3.8V5FJF9 {FED}
NFM3.8V5FJC6 {CALF})
Misbuild.	[18,500
Vehicles	j
assembled with	j
incorrect EEC.	|
Expansion of	j
recall campaign	j
92E24	1
pord Motor jDR-741 jv [6/18/92 (1990 and 1991 Federal and	[Excessive CO
Company (921-21) j |	[California Ford Probe with	[due to the TPS
'3.0L engine	Isensor
([90] -LFM3.0V5FEG1	[prematurely
41,600

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LFM3.0V5FXG5 {FED}
LFM3.0V5FED9
LFM3.0V5FXD2 {CALF}
[91] -MFM3.0V5FXG6
MFM3.0V5FYG8 {FED}
MFM3.0V5FXD3
MFM3.0V5FYD5 {CALF})
Iwearing out and
causing an
interraption of
the sensor
output signal to
the EEC.
[Ford Motor DR-786 jV J5/8/92	[1988 Ford Ranger with 2.3L
[Company [(91E18) j 1	[engine and manual
1	transmission. Calibrations
|	18-49G-R00 & RIO and
I	(8-49T-R00 & RIO only
|	1(JFM2.3V5FFG1)
[Excessive HC in 20.400
jCARB in-use j
[testing	|
General
Motors
[General
[Motors
(89-27
lDR-758
(87(14)
DR-780
(91C32)
[(91E16)
6/16/92
7/22/92
j 1987 Federal Buick Regal [Excessive CO
[and Grand National with 3.8L (emissions
Iturbocharged engine	[
[(H2G3.8V9XEB0)	(
jGeneral
[Motors
DR-743
(92C11)
V
2/24/92
1991	Federal Chevrolet and
GMC C/K 1500 and 2500
series trucks with 6.2L diesel
engine and manual
transmission produced
through 1/29/91
(M3G6.2K7ZZ71)
1992	Federal and California
Chevrolet Corvette with 5.7L
j(LTl) engine
((N1G5.7V8GBK8)
(Excessive HC
[and particulate
[levels due to
(incorrect
[injection timing
[and cold
[advance
[schedules
Corrosion of an
internal
distributor
component
causes an
electrical short
in the
distributor. The
electrical short
triggers the
"service engine
light" (code 16)
and creates an
engine stall with
a no start
condition.
25,000
126
6,723
jGeneral
Motors
DR-779
(92-E-21)
V [8/14/92 [1992 4.3L Heavy Duty	(Retrofit kits
Engine Retrofit kits sold to	[were incorrectly
United Parcel Service for use [packaged with a
on P4 trucks	11991 PROM
(NGM04.3BLA1)	|
2,175
Isuzu
(90-28
1DR-791
[92E861
(86C29
12/18/92
1986 Federal high and low
altitude Isuzu I-Mark and
Chevrolet Spectrum with
1.5L engine and automatic
Excessive CO 61,287

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| | | 1 [transmission; manual j j
j j ! transmission vehicles at high | j
j j j altitude only j |
[ { It [(GSZ090V2FNG8) j j


_	{_	!_	l_	
6/9/92 | l992 Mack E7 (728 CID) Washers for the [556
[Heavy Duty engines injection pump j
1(25) (timing j
| [adjustment |
| [screws are made j
| [from improperly j
| [hardened steel. |
| The soft washers j
[ [deform during [
| [installation and |
| torquing j
[ [resulting in a [
| [fully retarded |
| [injection timing, j
Mack
|
|
|
1
DR-762 jv
(EC007)
1
1
! 1
1 1 !
[Mazda [91-25 [i
| jDR-797 |
[ 1(47206) I
u ..
[Mazda jDR-753 fv
1(45206) |
1 !
7/31/92 '[Excessive CO [3,573
trucks with 2.2L engine j j
[located in high altitude areas j j
[(JTK2.2T2HFG7 [88] j j
[KTK2.2T2HFG8 [89] j j
[LTK2.2T2HFG9 [90] [ j
[MTK2.2T2HFGX [91] j j
[NTK2.2T2HFG0 [92] j j
(PTK2.2T2HFG2 [93]) | |
9/4/92 11990 Federal and California |Mat-mount j 16,688
[Miata (MX-5) with 1.6L [catalyst failure. [
[engine [ j
|(LTK1.6V5FFS3 {FED} ( (
[LTK1.6V5FCS8 {CALF}) | j
[Mazda DR-794 [v
[(48212) 1
[ I
! !
1 |
1
	I	1	
! 1 1
12/7/92 [ 1990 and 1991 California (Carbon deposits [ 1,118
[mX-6 and 626 with 2.2L [on EGR valve j
(engine scat result in j
{([90] - LTK2.2V5FCK3 [false |
{[91] - MTK2.2V5FCK4) [illumination of j
1 the malfunction [
[ indicator light j
I [(MIL) |
i 1 1
[Mitsubishi 91-07 |l
iDR-772 |
(i:\lR92-001) |
|(EMR92-010) |
l (<523) !
! ((524) |
I 1
1 1
1/31/92 j 1987-1989 Federal and (Excessive CO [40,338
6/2/92 California Mitsubishi Starion [emissions [
5/21/92 [and Chrysler Conquest with j j
7/31/92 (2.6L tuibocharged engine j j
[([87] - HMT2.6V5FFC3 [ j
({FED} | [
(HMT2.6V5FBC6 {CALF} | (
[[88] - JMT2.6V5FFC7 | j
({FED} | |

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JMT2.6V5FBCX {CALF}
[89] -KMT2.6V5FF16
{FED}
KMT2.6V5FB19 {CALF})
[Mitsubishi [DR-774 V
(2/13/92 1991-1992 California and
[Thermal [2,401
(i:\lR92-003) t
Federal Mitsubishi Galant
(decomposition
(i:\lR92-004) |
i (with 2.0L turbocharged
jof teflon and j
(i:\lR92-005) |
| (engines
(glass-fiber
(i:\lR92-006) |
| |([91]  MMT2.0V5FF37
(spacer within j
t
[ !{fed}
[the oxygen j

| [mMT2.0V5FC3 1 {CALF}
(sensor. Silicon
! 1
| |[92] ~ NMT2.0V5FF38
(content of the (

[ !{fed}
[glass- fiber j

| |NMT2.0V5FC32 {CALF})
(sticks to the
t i

(oxygen sensor j


[element j
! 1

(resulting in a 1
i I

(reduced j


[electrical output j
1 1

jof the oxygen 1
I 1
1 !
jsensor j
Mitsubishi
DR-761 :V
(EMR92-007) 1
3/16/92
1986 California Mitsubishi
truck with 2.0L engine
(GMT2.0T2FBT2)
(Excessive HC,
(CO and NOX
(emissions in
|CARB in-use
(testing
18,175
Mitsubishi
jDR-759 |V
|(EMR92-008)
[4/1/92 j 1985 California Mitsubishi
|	[truck with 2. OL engine
1	(FMT2.0T2FCA1)
Excessive HC,
CO and NOX
emissions in
CARB in-use
testing
16,470
[Mitsubishi
jMitsubishi
(DR-760
l(EMR92-002)
DR-766
(EMR92-009)
V
V
3/16/92 [1986 California Mitsubishi
(Cordia and Tredia with 2.0L
(engine
[(GMT2.0V2FCA1)
[6/2/92	11986 California Mitsubishi
|	(Truck and Montero with 2.6L
j	[engine
I	((GMT2.6T2FBT5)
Excessive HC,
CO and NOX
emissions in
CARB in-use
{testing
[Excessive HC,
CO and NOX
iemissions in
(CARB in-use
[testing
3,212
1,307
iNummi
[91-26
lDR-788
|(N03)
((88C30)
8/21/92
110/27/92
DR-795
1988 Federal Chevrolet Nova [CO exceedence
and Toyota Corolla FX with j
1.6L engine located in high j
altitude areas	j
(JNT1.6V2HFF6)	!
(3,363
8/24/92 [1990-1992 California 900
with 2.0L turbocharged
engine
[Oversensitive 1.602
IXiR	|
(temperature 1

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{sensor falsely
signals an EGR
no-flow
condition to the
ECM causing
the MIL to
illuminate
[unnecessarily.
([90] - LSA2.0V5FTE8
[91]	- NSA2.0V5FTB2
[92]	- MSA2.0V5FTB3)
[Volkswagen DR-796	V
I(SE)	i
j 10/15/92 [1990 Federal Fox with 1.8L [Incorrect VECI
[engine	(label
| (L VW1.8 V6F9 A3)	j
21,000
Volvo
jDR-763
(RXWX9260)
V [2/12/92 [1988-90 White and
(WhiteGMC trucks with
[Volvo 586 CID TD102 and
[730 CID (12.0L) TD122
(engines produced
[between 6/29/87 and 4/11/89
|([88] ~ JVT0586FPA8,
(JVT0730FPA6
| [89] ~ KVT0586FPA7,
1KVT0730FPA3
|[90] - LVT12.0FPA2)
[The shutter disc [238
jof the charge air j
[cooler bypass j
[valve fails. j
[Pieces of the |
[disc are ingested j
[into engine j
[cylinder number [
(5 and/or 6	j
[resulting in a j
[loss of	|
(compression and |
[engine shut j
idown	!
9

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