Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1973 MERCURY CAPRI

NHTSA Campaign Number: 79V268000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: CAPRI

Year: 1973

Component:
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19700801

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19730801

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 152000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19800312

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19791220

Date Added To File: 19800114

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
THE RECLINING SEAT ASSEMBLIES MAY HAVE A POOR QUALITY OR A MISSING WELD IN THE SEAT BACK FRAME. THIS COULD CAUSE ADDITIONAL LOADING ON OTHER SUPPORTIVE ELEMENTS IN THE SEAT WHICH COULD RESULT IN LOOSENING AND EVENTUAL BREAKAGE OF THE SEAT BACK.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
DEALER WILL MAKE THE NECESSARY STRUCTURAL MODIFICATIONS TO THE DRIVER”S SIDE SEAT BACK.