Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1985 MERCURY LYNX

NHTSA Campaign Number: 89V095000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: LYNX

Year: 1985

Component:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19830801

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19850801

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 481049

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19890719

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19890612

Date Added To File: 19890803

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
EXTERNAL CRACKS ABOVE THE NUMBER 3 CYLINDER (1984 MODELS) OR ROCKER ARM COVER GASKETS SPLITTING (1985 MODELS) COULD ALLOW OIL TO LEAK ONTO THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD.

Consequence Summary:
ENGINE OIL LEAKING ONTO A HOT EXHAUST MANIFOLD COULDRESULT IN AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.

Corrective Action:
REPLACE CRACKED CYLINDER HEADS (1984 MODELS); REPLACE ROCKER ARM COVER GASKETS (1985 MODELS).