Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1985 MERCURY COUGAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 85V025000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: COUGAR

Year: 1985

Component:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19850101

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19850101

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 3508

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer:

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19850311

Date Added To File: 19850320

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
BRAKE MASTER CYLINDERS MAY HAVE IMPROPERLY ANODIZED INTERNAL SURFACES CAUSING ACCELERATED WEAR OF A PISTON SEAL. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: ONE PORTION OF THE SPLIT BRAKE SYSTEM WOULD BECOME INEFFECTIVE RESULTING IN INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCE WHICH MAY CAUSE AN ACCIDENT. DRIVER WOULD BE WARNED BY INCREASED PEDAL TRAVEL AND THE BRAKE WARNING LIGHT.

Consequence Summary:

Corrective Action:
MASTER CYLINDERS BUILT ON JANUARY 9, 1985 WILL BE REPLACED.