Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1981 MERCURY LYNX

NHTSA Campaign Number: 83V013000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: LYNX

Year: 1981

Component:
SEAT BELTS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19800801

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19820601

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 245000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19830408

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19830217

Date Added To File: 19830223

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 210

Defect Summary:
THE PORTION OF THE ROOF ABOVE FRAME (RAIL) TO WHICH THE SHOULDER BELT IS ANCHORED MAY HAVE A SLOT THAT CAN COMPROMISE THE STRENGTH OF THE SHOULDER BELT ANCHOR UNDER CERTAIN SEVERE LOADS. (THE SUSPECT AREA IS NOT VISIBLE.) CONSEQUENTLY, SOME VEHICLES INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL MAY NOT MEET THE 3000 POUND ANCHORAGE STRENGTH REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD 210, “SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES”.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
THE DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REINFORCE THE ROOF RAIL INNER PANEL SURROUNDING THE DRAINAGE HOLE AT NO COST TO OWNER.