Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1988 MERCURY TOPAZ

NHTSA Campaign Number: 88V024000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: TOPAZ

Year: 1988

Component:
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19870701

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19880101

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 91000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19880318

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19880301

Date Added To File: 19880304

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
TWO ATTACHMENT SCREWS FOR THE THROTTLE POSITION SENSORS COULD LOOSEN AND BACK OUT.

Consequence Summary:
IF BOTH SCREWS COME OUT, SENSORS COULD DISENGAGE FROMTHE THROTTLE SHAFT, PREVENTING RETURN OF THE THROTTLE FROM MID POSITION.

Corrective Action:
REPLACE ATTACHMENT SCREWS WITH SCREWS WITH PRE APPLIED ADHESIVE THAT WILL BE TIGHTENED TO A HIGHER TORQUE SPECIFICATION.