Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1984 MERCURY TOPAZ

NHTSA Campaign Number: 86V082000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: TOPAZ

Year: 1984

Component:
SEATS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19830401

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19840801

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 195732

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19860620

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19860624

Date Added To File: 19860701

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
THE FORWARD BOLT THAT PROVIDES PART OF THE ATTACHMENT BETWEEN THE DRIVER’S SEAT BACK ASSEMBLY AND THE SEAT CUSHION FRAME MAY BE SUBJECT TO FATIGUE FRACTURE. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: IF THIS BOLT BREAKS, THE DRIVER AND SEAT BACK WILL FALL BACK, WHICH COULD RESULT IN THE DRIVER LOSING CONTROL OF THE CAR AND POSSIBLY LEAD TO AN ACCIDENT.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
REPLACE SCREWS THAT ATTACH DRIVER’S SEAT BACK ASSEMBLY TO THE SEAT CUSHION FRAME.