Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1979 MERCURY ALL FULL SIZE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 78V204000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: ALL FULL SIZE

Year: 1979

Component:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19780801

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19780901

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 20000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19790630

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19780925

Date Added To File: 19791012

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 108

Defect Summary:
THE FULL SIZE SEDANS WERE EQUIPPED WITH INCORRECT TAIL LAMP SOCKETS AND THE FULL SIZE STATION WAGONS WERE INSTALLED WITH INCORRECT TAIL LAMP AND BACK UP LAMP SOCKETS. THEREFORE THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE PHOTOMETRIC REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, “LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT”.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE TAIL LAMP AND BACK UP LAMP SOCKETS WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.