Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1995 MERCURY MYSTIQUE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 94V184000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: MYSTIQUE

Year: 1995

Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19940701

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19940901

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 8000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19941015

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19940929

Date Added To File: 19941003

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
A METAL SHIELD ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE PLASTIC FUEL FILLER PIPE CAN DEVELOP A STATIC ELECTRICAL CHARGE DURING REFUELING OF THE VEHICLE.

Consequence Summary:
A STATIC CHARGE CAN DISCHARGE AND SERVE AS AN IGNITION SOURCE FOR FUEL VAPORS IN THE AREA OF THE FILLER PIPE, RESULTING IN A FLASH VAPOR IGNITION AND A VEHICLE FIRE.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, MODIFY THE VEHICLES BY ADDING A GROUND STRAP BETWEEN THE FILLER PIPE SHIELD AND THE BODY.