Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1978 MERCURY ZEPHYR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 77V159000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: ZEPHYR

Year: 1978

Component:
SUSPENSION:REAR

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing:

End Date Of Manufacturing:

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 18

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer:

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19770922

Date Added To File: 19791012

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY BE IN NON-COMPLIANCE TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 105, “HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEMS”, DUE TO INSTALLATION OF INCORRECT REAR AXLE ASSEMBLIES. CONSEQUENTLY, EARLY REAR WHEEL LOCK-UP UNDER LIGHT LOADING CONDITIONS COULD RESULT CAUSING VEHICLE DIRECTIONAL INSTABILITY. REAR BRAKING EFFECTIVENESS WOULD ALSO BE REDUCED.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, INSTALL THE CORRECT REAR AXLE ASSEMBLY WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.