Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1981 MERCURY LYNX

NHTSA Campaign Number: 80V142000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: LYNX

Year: 1981

Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19800901

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19801001

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 11500

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19801023

Recall Initiator: OVSC

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19801104

Date Added To File: 19801209

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 301

Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, METAL FASTENERS THAT WERE USED TO SECURE THE CARPETING TO THE FLOOR PAN MAY HAVE ACCIDENTALLY PENETRATED THE TOP OF THE FUEL TANK. THIS WOULD RESULT IN A SLIGHT FUEL LEAK.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
DEALER WILL INSPECT VEHICLES FOR PENETRATION OF THE FUEL TANK BY CARPET FASTENERS. ANY LEAKING FUEL TANKS WILL BE REPLACED AND THE FLOOR PAN WILL BE SEALED, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNERS.