Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1983 MERCURY CAPRI

NHTSA Campaign Number: 83V110000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: CAPRI

Year: 1983

Component:
STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19830601

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19830801

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 185

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19831128

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19831021

Date Added To File: 19831121

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
INADEQUATE CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE UNDERSIDE OF THE HOOD AND THE THROTTLE LINKAGE COULD DAMAGE THE LINKAGE AND PREVENT THE THROTTLE FROM RETURNING TO IDLE POSITION. THIS CONDITION IS DUE TO INSTALLATION OF THE INCORRECT HOOD STYLE DURING VEHICLE ASSEMBLY.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
FOR VEHICLES THAT ARE FOUND TO HAVE THE INCORRECT HOOD, THE CUT OUT AREA BENEATH THE TURBO SCOOP WILL BE ENLARGED. NEWLY EXPOSED METAL WILL BE PAINTED.