Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1970 MERCURY MERCURY

NHTSA Campaign Number: 72V160000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: MERCURY

Year: 1970

Component:
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WEBBING

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing:

End Date Of Manufacturing:

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 4072000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19720628

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19720629

Date Added To File: 19791012

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
THE SHOULDER BELT PIN CONNECTOR PLASTIC SLEEVES WHICH WERE INJECTION MOLDED CAN HAVE SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS OR DISCONTINUITIES AT THE POINT AT WHICH THERMAL PLASTIC IS INJECTED INTO MOLD AND WHERE FLOW DIVERGES TO FILL BOTH SIDES OF THE RING. IF THE CONDITION EXISTS AND THE SLEEVE BREAKS AWAY FROM THE PIN, THE SHOULDER BELT WILL NOT REMAIN ENGAGED TO THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE.

Consequence Summary:
IF THE SHOULDER BELT IS SEPARATED FROM THE SEAT BELTBUCKLE, THE SHOULDER BELT WILL NOT PROPERLY PROTECT SEAT OCCUPANTS IN THE EVENTOF A SUDDENT STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action:
REPLACE THE SHOULDER BELT PIN CONNECTOR PLASTIC SLEEVE WITH NEOPRENE RETAINERS.