Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1979 MERCURY MARQUIS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 78V198000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: MARQUIS

Year: 1979

Component:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19780801

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19780801

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 5000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19790630

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19780911

Date Added To File: 19791012

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
THE WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEM CONTAINS AN INCORRECT 6 AMP CIRCUIT BREAKER INSTEAD OF THE 8.25 AMP CIRCUIT BREAKER. IF THE SYSTEM IS HEAVILY LOADED, AS IN THE CASE OF A PARTIALLY DRY WINDSHIELD, THE MOTOR CURRENT MAY EXCEED THE 6 AMP BREAKER”S CAPACITY. THIS WOULD CAUSE THE BREAKER TO OPEN, WHICH WOULD RESULT IN WIPER/WASHER FAILURE.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
DEALER WILL INSTALL THE CORRECT CIRCUIT BREAKER WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.