Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1977 MERCURY COUGAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 80V144000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: COUGAR

Year: 1977

Component:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19760801

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19770801

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 209100

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19810102

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19801107

Date Added To File: 19801209

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
SOME OF THE FLEXIBLE FIVE-BLADE ENGINE COOLING FANS MAY BE SUBJECT TO HIGH BLADE STRESSES THAT CAN RESULT FROM RESONANT VIBRATION INPUTS OCCURRING DURING NORMAL VEHICLE OPERATION. THIS CAN LEAD TO FATIGUE CRACKING OF THE BLADES. PORTIONS OF THE BLADE MAY SEPARATE FROM THE FAN ASSEMBLY WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
DEALER WILL REPLACE FAN WITH AN IMPROVED FIVE-BLADED VERSION WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.