Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1983 MERCURY LYNX

NHTSA Campaign Number: 82V088000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: LYNX

Year: 1983

Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19820801

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19820801

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 2800

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19820901

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19820916

Date Added To File: 19820924

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 301

Defect Summary:
DURING A CRASH BARRIER TEST, THE RUBBER HOSE CONNECTING THE FUEL TANK AND THE METAL FILLER PIPE VENT TUBE WAS CUT, RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE. THE INVOLVED VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 301, “FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY”.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
DEALER WILL INSTALL A BRACE BETWEEN THE RIGHT SIDE REAR QUARTER PANEL AND THE BODY SIDE RAIL TO IMPROVE FUEL TANK IMPACT RESISTANCE.