About Us
Copyright 2014 DR Media Holdings, LLC
Search

Ford Tempo Recalls

1994 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: COOLING SYSTEM: FAN
Date Announced: 02/26/1997
Description of Recall:
THESE VEHICLES ARE ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE FOLLOWING STATES: ALASKA, IOWA, MINNESOTA, NEBRASKA, NORTH DAKOTA, AND SOUTH DAKOTA. THE VEHICLES INVOLVED ARE 1992-1994 TEMPO/TOPAZ VEHICLES WITH 3.0L ENGINES; 1994 TEMPO/TOPAZ WITH 2.3L ENGINES; 1992-1995 TAURUS/SABLE WITH 3.8L ENGINES; 1994-1995 TAURUS/SABLE WITH 3.0L ENGINES AND 1992-1994 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL VEHICLES WITH 3.8L ENGINES. DURING HIGH WINDS, HEAVY, BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW, AND LOW TEMPERATURES, THE ENGINE COOLING FAN CAN BECOME BLOCKED OR FROZEN WITH SNOW. THE FAN MOTOR MAY NOT ROTATE AND COULD OVERHEAT.
Action Need To Fix It:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN ELECTRICAL JUMPER HARNESS CONTAINING AN AUTOMATIC RESETTING CIRCUIT BREAKER TO PROTECT THE FAN MOTOR LOW SPEED CIRCUITRY FROM OVERHEATING.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center

1993 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: COOLING SYSTEM: FAN
Date Announced: 02/26/1997
Description of Recall:
THESE VEHICLES ARE ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE FOLLOWING STATES: ALASKA, IOWA, MINNESOTA, NEBRASKA, NORTH DAKOTA, AND SOUTH DAKOTA. THE VEHICLES INVOLVED ARE 1992-1994 TEMPO/TOPAZ VEHICLES WITH 3.0L ENGINES; 1994 TEMPO/TOPAZ WITH 2.3L ENGINES; 1992-1995 TAURUS/SABLE WITH 3.8L ENGINES; 1994-1995 TAURUS/SABLE WITH 3.0L ENGINES AND 1992-1994 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL VEHICLES WITH 3.8L ENGINES. DURING HIGH WINDS, HEAVY, BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW, AND LOW TEMPERATURES, THE ENGINE COOLING FAN CAN BECOME BLOCKED OR FROZEN WITH SNOW. THE FAN MOTOR MAY NOT ROTATE AND COULD OVERHEAT.
Action Need To Fix It:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN ELECTRICAL JUMPER HARNESS CONTAINING AN AUTOMATIC RESETTING CIRCUIT BREAKER TO PROTECT THE FAN MOTOR LOW SPEED CIRCUITRY FROM OVERHEATING.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center

1993 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: IGNITION
Date Announced: 05/01/1996
Description of Recall:
THE IGNITION SWITCH COULD EXPERIENCE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT.
Action Need To Fix It:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center

1992 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: IGNITION
Date Announced: 05/01/1996
Description of Recall:
THE IGNITION SWITCH COULD EXPERIENCE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT.
Action Need To Fix It:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center

1992 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: COOLING SYSTEM: FAN
Date Announced: 02/26/1997
Description of Recall:
THESE VEHICLES ARE ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE FOLLOWING STATES: ALASKA, IOWA, MINNESOTA, NEBRASKA, NORTH DAKOTA, AND SOUTH DAKOTA. THE VEHICLES INVOLVED ARE 1992-1994 TEMPO/TOPAZ VEHICLES WITH 3.0L ENGINES; 1994 TEMPO/TOPAZ WITH 2.3L ENGINES; 1992-1995 TAURUS/SABLE WITH 3.8L ENGINES; 1994-1995 TAURUS/SABLE WITH 3.0L ENGINES AND 1992-1994 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL VEHICLES WITH 3.8L ENGINES. DURING HIGH WINDS, HEAVY, BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW, AND LOW TEMPERATURES, THE ENGINE COOLING FAN CAN BECOME BLOCKED OR FROZEN WITH SNOW. THE FAN MOTOR MAY NOT ROTATE AND COULD OVERHEAT.
Action Need To Fix It:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN ELECTRICAL JUMPER HARNESS CONTAINING AN AUTOMATIC RESETTING CIRCUIT BREAKER TO PROTECT THE FAN MOTOR LOW SPEED CIRCUITRY FROM OVERHEATING.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center

1991 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: IGNITION
Date Announced: 05/01/1996
Description of Recall:
THE IGNITION SWITCH COULD EXPERIENCE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT.
Action Need To Fix It:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center

1990 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: IGNITION
Date Announced: 05/01/1996
Description of Recall:
THE IGNITION SWITCH COULD EXPERIENCE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT.
Action Need To Fix It:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center

1990 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: AIR BAGS: FRONTAL
Date Announced: 10/31/1990
Description of Recall:
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.
Action Need To Fix It:
REPLACE AIR BAG MODULES CONTAINING POTENTIALLY DEFECTIVE INFLATORS.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center

1989 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: IGNITION
Date Announced: 05/01/1996
Description of Recall:
THE IGNITION SWITCH COULD EXPERIENCE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT.
Action Need To Fix It:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center

1988 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: IGNITION
Date Announced: 05/01/1996
Description of Recall:
THE IGNITION SWITCH COULD EXPERIENCE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT.
Action Need To Fix It:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center

1988 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Date Announced: 03/04/1988
Description of Recall:
TWO ATTACHMENT SCREWS FOR THE THROTTLE POSITION SENSORS COULD LOOSEN AND BACK OUT.
Action Need To Fix It:
REPLACE ATTACHMENT SCREWS WITH SCREWS WITH PRE APPLIED ADHESIVE THAT WILL BE TIGHTENED TO A HIGHER TORQUE SPECIFICATION.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center

1987 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: WHEELS: LUGS / NUTS / BOLTS
Date Announced: 04/30/1987
Description of Recall:
LUG NUTS COULD GALL AND POSSIBLY SEIZE ON THE WHEEL STUDS WITHOUT PROVIDING ADEQUATE CLAMPING LOAD ON THE WHEELS.
Action Need To Fix It:
REPLACE WHEEL LUG NUTS AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACE WHEELS AND WHEEL STUDS.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center

1987 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY: FUEL PUMP
Date Announced: 08/24/2007
Description of Recall:
CERTAIN FEDERAL-MOGUL AFTERMARKET FUEL PUMPS SOLD UNDER THE BRAND NAMES OF CARTER, ACCUFLOW, NAPA, TRUFLOW, PARTS DEPO, AND PARTS MASTER, SHIPPED BETWEEN AUGUST 2006 AND JULY 2007 FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE FUEL PUMP DIAPHRAGM IN CERTAIN PRODUCTION RUNS MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY INSTALLED OR INADEQUATELY TESTED WHICH MAY CAUSE THE FUEL PUMP TO LEAK.
Action Need To Fix It:
FEDERAL-MOGUL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 15, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FEDERAL-MOGUL AT 248-354-7700.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center

1986 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY: FUEL PUMP
Date Announced: 08/24/2007
Description of Recall:
CERTAIN FEDERAL-MOGUL AFTERMARKET FUEL PUMPS SOLD UNDER THE BRAND NAMES OF CARTER, ACCUFLOW, NAPA, TRUFLOW, PARTS DEPO, AND PARTS MASTER, SHIPPED BETWEEN AUGUST 2006 AND JULY 2007 FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE FUEL PUMP DIAPHRAGM IN CERTAIN PRODUCTION RUNS MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY INSTALLED OR INADEQUATELY TESTED WHICH MAY CAUSE THE FUEL PUMP TO LEAK.
Action Need To Fix It:
FEDERAL-MOGUL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 15, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FEDERAL-MOGUL AT 248-354-7700.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center

1985 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY: FUEL PUMP
Date Announced: 08/24/2007
Description of Recall:
CERTAIN FEDERAL-MOGUL AFTERMARKET FUEL PUMPS SOLD UNDER THE BRAND NAMES OF CARTER, ACCUFLOW, NAPA, TRUFLOW, PARTS DEPO, AND PARTS MASTER, SHIPPED BETWEEN AUGUST 2006 AND JULY 2007 FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE FUEL PUMP DIAPHRAGM IN CERTAIN PRODUCTION RUNS MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY INSTALLED OR INADEQUATELY TESTED WHICH MAY CAUSE THE FUEL PUMP TO LEAK.
Action Need To Fix It:
FEDERAL-MOGUL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 15, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FEDERAL-MOGUL AT 248-354-7700.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center

1985 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: SUSPENSION: REAR
Date Announced: 07/09/1985
Description of Recall:
REAR SUSPENSION CONTROL ARM-TO-SPINDLE ATTACHMENT BOLTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO FRACTURE DURING USE OF CAR. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: IF BOLTS FRACTURE, REAR SPINDLE COULD DISENGAGE FROM CONTROL ARM AND POSSIBLY RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL.
Action Need To Fix It:
REPLACE REAR SUSPENSION BOLTS AS NECESSARY.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center

1985 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: SUSPENSION: REAR
Date Announced: 11/13/1985
Description of Recall:
REAR SUPENSION CONTROL ARM-TO-SPINDLE ATTACHMENT BOLTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO FRACTURE CAUSING THE REAR SPINDLE TO SEPARATE DURING USE OF CAR. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: IF BOLTS FRACTURE AND REAR SPINDLE DISENGAGES FROM CONTROL ARM, LOSS OF CONTROL WILL BE EXPERIENCE WHICH MAY RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.
Action Need To Fix It:
REPLACE REAR SUSPENSION BOLTS AS NECESSARY.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center

1985 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: IGNITION: MODULE
Date Announced: 11/04/1985
Description of Recall:
THE UNEXPECTED OPEN THROTTLE CAUSES AN INCREASE IN ENGINE SPEED WHICH COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE CAR AND A POTENTIAL CRASH. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: THE ELECTRONIC ENGINE CONTROL PROCESSOR MAY EXPERIENCE AN INTERMITTENT TIMING PROBLEM. THIS PROBLEM CAUSES IMPROPER EXECUTION ENGINE PERFORMANCE WHICH MAY MAINTAIN OR CAUSE A PARTIALLY OPEN THROTTLE.
Action Need To Fix It:
REPLACE ELECTRONIC ENGINE CONTROL PROCESSOR, IF NECESSARY.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center

1984 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: SEAT BELTS: FRONT: ANCHORAGE
Date Announced: 01/11/1984
Description of Recall:
THE BOLTS THAT ATTACH THE D-SHAPED RING FOR THE SHOULDER BELT ARE INADEQUATELY SUPPORTED BY THE MATERIAL IN WHICH THEY ARE MOUNTED. THE ATTACHMENT DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 210, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES".
Action Need To Fix It:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL NEW ATTACHING HARDWARE TO IMPROVE THE STRENGTH OF THE MOUNTING.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center

1984 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: INTERIOR LIGHTING
Date Announced: 05/31/1983
Description of Recall:
IN THE EVENT OF A SHORT CIRCUIT IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL, THE HEADLAMP AND INTERIOR ILLUMINATION CONTROL SWITCHES COULD OVERHEAT.
Action Need To Fix It:
THE HEADLAMP SWITCH WILL BE REPLACED AND FUSE AND FUSE PANEL WILL BE INSPECTED FOR SAFE OPERATION.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center

1984 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: SUSPENSION: REAR
Date Announced: 11/13/1985
Description of Recall:
REAR SUPENSION CONTROL ARM-TO-SPINDLE ATTACHMENT BOLTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO FRACTURE CAUSING THE REAR SPINDLE TO SEPARATE DURING USE OF CAR. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: IF BOLTS FRACTURE AND REAR SPINDLE DISENGAGES FROM CONTROL ARM, LOSS OF CONTROL WILL BE EXPERIENCE WHICH MAY RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.
Action Need To Fix It:
REPLACE REAR SUSPENSION BOLTS AS NECESSARY.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center

1984 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: SEATS
Date Announced: 07/01/1986
Description of Recall:
THE FORWARD BOLT THAT PROVIDES PART OF THE ATTACHMENT BETWEEN THE DRIVER'S SEAT BACK ASSEMBLY AND THE SEAT CUSHION FRAME MAY BE SUBJECT TO FATIGUE FRACTURE. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: IF THIS BOLT BREAKS, THE DRIVER AND SEAT BACK WILL FALL BACK, WHICH COULD RESULT IN THE DRIVER LOSING CONTROL OF THE CAR AND POSSIBLY LEAD TO AN ACCIDENT.
Action Need To Fix It:
REPLACE SCREWS THAT ATTACH DRIVER'S SEAT BACK ASSEMBLY TO THE SEAT CUSHION FRAME.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center

1984 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: SEATS
Date Announced: 06/20/1984
Description of Recall:
SEAT FRAME STRUCTURE COULD SEVER FRONT SEAT BELTS IF VEHICLE IS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT, DEPENDING ON FORCE OF IMPACT.
Action Need To Fix It:
DEALER WILL INSTALL A MOLDED SPACER BETWEEN REINFORCEMENT PLATES AND LOWER DECORATIVE PLASTIC COVER.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center

1984 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: SUSPENSION: REAR
Date Announced: 07/09/1985
Description of Recall:
REAR SUSPENSION CONTROL ARM-TO-SPINDLE ATTACHMENT BOLTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO FRACTURE DURING USE OF CAR. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: IF BOLTS FRACTURE, REAR SPINDLE COULD DISENGAGE FROM CONTROL ARM AND POSSIBLY RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL.
Action Need To Fix It:
REPLACE REAR SUSPENSION BOLTS AS NECESSARY.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center

1984 Ford Tempo Recall

Item Affected: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY: FUEL PUMP
Date Announced: 08/24/2007
Description of Recall:
CERTAIN FEDERAL-MOGUL AFTERMARKET FUEL PUMPS SOLD UNDER THE BRAND NAMES OF CARTER, ACCUFLOW, NAPA, TRUFLOW, PARTS DEPO, AND PARTS MASTER, SHIPPED BETWEEN AUGUST 2006 AND JULY 2007 FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE FUEL PUMP DIAPHRAGM IN CERTAIN PRODUCTION RUNS MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY INSTALLED OR INADEQUATELY TESTED WHICH MAY CAUSE THE FUEL PUMP TO LEAK.
Action Need To Fix It:
FEDERAL-MOGUL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 15, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FEDERAL-MOGUL AT 248-354-7700.
FIND YOUR LOCAL Ford Service Center