Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1991 MERCURY TRACER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 93V057000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: TRACER

Year: 1991

Component:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19900701

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19910501

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 91000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19930625

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19930415

Date Added To File: 19930428

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
THE ROLL PINS SECURING THE IGNITION LOCK IN THE STEERING COLUMN HOUSING CAN SEPARATE OR MOVE OUT OF POSITION.

Consequence Summary:
THE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER MAY DISENGAGE FROM THESTEERING COLUMN HOUSING WHICH COULD CAUSE THE STEERING COLUMN TO LOCK UP,RESULTING IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND A POSSIBLE ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action:
IF ONE OR BOTH OF THE ROLL PINS ARE MISSING OR NOT FULLY INSERTED, THE IGNITION LOCK HOUSING WILL BE REPLACED, ALONG WITH THE DOOR-LOCKS AND THE LIFTGATE OR DECK-LID LOCKS SO THAT KEY COMPATIBILITY IS MAINTAINED. IF BOTH PINS ARE PRESENT AND FULLY INSERTED, A PLASTIC SNAP-ON SLEEVE WILL BE INSTALLED AS A PRECAUTION TO PREVENT THE ROLL PINS FROM COMING OUT.