Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1981 MERCURY CAPRI

NHTSA Campaign Number: 81V102000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: CAPRI

Year: 1981

Component:
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19810701

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19810801

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 6500

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19810918

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19810908

Date Added To File: 19810922

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
THE HOUSING PLATES ON THE DRIVER SEAT BACK LATCH RECLINER ASSEMBLIES WERE MANUFACTURED WITH SUBSTANDARD MATERIAL PRODUCTS. THIS TAINTED STEEL WAS USED TO PRODUCE SEATBACK LATCHES FOR BOTH THE RIGHT AND LEFT SIDE SEAT ASSEMBLIES. UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, THE DEFECTIVE HOUSING PLATES MAY DISTORT, ALLOWING THE LOCKING TEETH TO DISENGAGE AND TEAR OFF. THIS PERMITS THE SEATBACK TO PIVOT BACKWARDS.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
UPON INSPECTION, BOTH DRIVER AND PASSENGER SEAT LATCH/RECLINER ASSEMBLIES, ON VEHICLES EXHIBITING THE SUSPECT DATE CODES, WILL BE REPLACED.