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    Posted: 31-August-2015 at 9:05PM
I've seen a recall letter for a 1972 Torino but I haven't come across any for the 1973. I've been trying to find one on eBay but no luck there either, I know the 73' got recalled for steering issues and a few other things but does anyone have any recall letters or know where you can find them? Any pictures would be helpful. Thanks, Rudy
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I have listed the five recalls below. It should make searching for the recall letters easier.

1973 Ford Torino Steering Recall 73V057000

  • Summary:
  • Action ID Number: 47339
    Service Bulletin Number: 73V057000
    Report Date: Mar 12, 1973
  • Manufactured between: 1972-08-01 and 1972-12-01
    Consequence: Component: Steering
    Potential Units Affected: 58832
    Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
  • Notes: Ford campaign number: h-8d. Possibility that in the process of connecting the center link to idler arm a cotter pin was omitted, which holds the attaching nut in position should nut be installed loose. If this pin is missing it could allow nut to drop off and linkage to disengage from idler arm, and affectsteering control.
  • Remedy: Correct by inspecting and install cotter pin where necessary.


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1973 Ford Torino Steering Recall 73V159000

  • Summary: Action ID Number: 53294 
    Service Bulletin Number: 73V159000
    Report Date: Jul 30, 1973
  • Manufactured between: 1973-06-01 and 1973-07-01
  • Consequence: Component: Steering
    Potential Units Affected: 13475
    Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
  • Notes: Ford campaign number: h-9g. W/302-2v engines and power steering. Possibility that the power steering gear assembly may have insufficient torque on the pinch bolt which clamps the coupling flange to the gear input shaft. If this condition exists it could result in excessive free play at the steering wheel and ultimately, to loss of steering control.
  • Remedy: Correct by inspecting and properly retorquing bolts where necessary.


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1973 Ford Torino Power Train Recall 73V181000

  • Summary: Action ID Number: 53461
    Service Bulletin Number: 73V181000
    Report Date: Sep 05, 1973
  • Manufactured between: 1973-07-01 and 1973-08-01
  • Consequence: Component: Power Train
    Potential Units Affected: 74.884
    Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
  • Notes: Ford campaign no h-ob. Possibility that the 2v carburetor used on 302, 351 and 400cid engines with automatic transmission may have misalignment between the transmission linkage lever and adjusting screw assembly and the throttle levertab. If condition exists, it may cause contact between the screw threads and the edge of the throttle lever tab and cause throttle to stick in an open position.
  • Remedy: Correct by inspecting and realigning linkage where necessary.


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1973 Ford Torino Fuel System, Gasoline Recall 72V272000

Action ID Number: 58136
Service Bulletin Number: 72V272000
Report Date: Nov 08, 1972
Consequence:

  • Component: Fuel System, Gasoline
    Potential Units Affected: 11,782
  • Manufactured between: 1972-08-01 and 1972-09-01 
    Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
  • Notes: Ford campaign no h-5c. Equipped w/429-4v engines. Possibility that carburetor may leak fuel from around power valve restrictor plug. If condition exists, could drain fuel bowl during engine shutdown and result in delayed starting. There is also possibility of fumes from leaking fuel which could be ignited should spark occur.
  • Remedy: Correct by inspecting and replacing where necessary.


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1973 Ford Torino Steering Recall 72V240000

  • Summary: Action ID Number: 58528
    Service Bulletin Number: 72V240000 
    Manufactured between: 1972-03-01 and 1972-09-01
  • Report Date: Sep 29, 1972
  • Consequence: Component: Steering
    Potential Units Affected: 1,033,800
    Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
  • Notes: Ford campaign number: h-5b. With power steering. Possibility that power steering gear assemblies were built with worm and valve assembly torsion rod lock pin inadvertently omitted. If condition exists, could result in loss of steering control.
  • Remedy: Correct by inspecting and installing pin where necessary.


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I have a recall letter for the car slipping out of park.  The fix was a sticker that you put on your dash to remind you to use the E-brake when parked.  I got this when I had my 73 GTS back in 1978 or 79.  I still have the letter and sticker if you want to see a picture of it.
 
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I actually have that sticker too, it was in the glove box when I got the car, but I don't have the letter. Can I see a picture of it?
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