Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1985 MERCURY CAPRI

NHTSA Campaign Number: 92V063000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: CAPRI

Year: 1985

Component:
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19830901

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19850801

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 306000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19920929

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19920429

Date Added To File: 19920429

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
THE PLASTIC SLEEVE IN THE FRONT SAFETY BELT TONGUE ASSEMBLY WHICH RETAINS THE LOCK BAR CAN DETERIORATE FROM PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO SUNLIGHT AND BECOME DISPLACED, CAUSING THE TONGUE TO DETACH FROM THE SAFETY BELT WEBBING.

Consequence Summary:
IF THE TONGUE DETACHES FROM THE SAFETY BELT WEBBING, THESAFETY BELT WOULD NOT ATTACH TO ITSELF, RESULTING IN INCREASED RISK OF INJURYTO THE SEAT OCCUPANT IN THE EVENT OF A SUDDEN STOP OR VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action:
FORD WILL REPAIR THE SAFETY BELTS EXPERIENCING THIS CONDITION REGARDLESS OF VEHICLE AGE OR CONDITION.