Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1982 MERCURY COUGAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 83V050000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: COUGAR

Year: 1982

Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19810801

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19820301

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 170

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19830531

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19830504

Date Added To File: 19830525

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
SOME OF THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITH IMPROPERLY WELDED FUEL TANK SUPPORT STRAPS. UNDER CERTAIN COLLISION CONDITIONS, THESE STRAPS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SUPPORT THE FUEL TANK AND LEAKS COULD DEVELOP.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
DEALER WILL INSPECT THE FUEL TANK RETAINING STRAPS FOR TYPE OF WELDS AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THEM AT NO CHARGE TO OWNER.