Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1980 MERCURY COUGAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 79V262000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: COUGAR

Year: 1980

Component:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM:WHEEL CYLINDERS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19790901

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19790901

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 3000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19800220

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19791218

Date Added To File: 19800114

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 105

Defect Summary:
THE INVOLVED VEHICLES DO NOT CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 105, “HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEMS”. REAR AXLE ASSEMBLIES INTENDED FOR OTHER VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED IN THE INVOLVED VEHICLES. THE WHEEL CYLINDERS MAY NOT BE THE CORRECT SIZE. THIS COULD AFFECT BRAKING PERFORMANCE.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
DEALER WILL REPLACE ANY INCORRECT WHEEL CYLINDERS WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.