Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1978 MERCURY ZEPHYR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 78V167000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: ZEPHYR

Year: 1978

Component:
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:LINKAGES

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing:

End Date Of Manufacturing:

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 400000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19781006

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19780807

Date Added To File: 19791012

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
THE WINDSHIELD WIPER DRIVE LINKAGE ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES MAY FRACTURE DUE TO METAL FATIGUE AS A RESULT OF REPEATED FLEXING OF THE DRIVE ARM ACROSS A STRESS SENSITIVE AREA. THIS CONDITION WILL RENDER THE WINDSHIELD WIPER SYSTEM INOPERATIVE.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
THE DEALER WILL INSTALL AN IMPROVED WINDSHIELD WIPER LINKAGE WITHOUT COST TO OWNER.