Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1979 MERCURY POLICE VEHICLE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 79V116000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: POLICE VEHICLE

Year: 1979

Component:
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19790201

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19790301

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 12

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19790618

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19790515

Date Added To File: 19791012

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
THE INVOLVED VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH FRAMES THAT MAY HAVE INADEQUATELY WELDED #2 CROSSMEMBER ASSEMBLIES. THIS COULD OCCUR IF CERTAIN MANUAL WELD OPERATIONS WERE NOT PERFORMED DURING FRAME FABRICATION. SEVERE OPERATING CONDITIONS WHICH MAY OCCUR IN POLICE DUTY, MAY CAUSE CRACKING AROUND THE GUSSET, ALLOWING IT TO SEPARATE FROM THE FRAME.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REWELD THE MANUAL WELD AREAS ON THE #2 CROSSMEMBER ASSEMBLY.