Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1979 MERCURY ZEPHYR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 79V039000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: ZEPHYR

Year: 1979

Component:
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19780801

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19781101

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 9500

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer:

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19790126

Date Added To File: 19791012

Regulation Part Number: 567

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 000

Defect Summary:
THE INVOLVED VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH SAFETY COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION LABELS THAT CONTAINED INCORRECT GVWR AND GAWR WEIGHT INFORMATION. THE GVWR”S COULD BE OVERSTATED BY UP TO 197 LBS., DUE TO AN ERROR IN THE REPORTING OF INCREMENTAL OPTION WEIGHTS USED TO DERIVE THE GVWR”S AND GAWR”S.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
THE OWNER HAS THE OPTION OF AFFIXING THE SUPPLIED LABELS HIMSELF OR BRINGING THE VEHICLE IN TO THE DEALER TO HAVE THEM AFFIXED.