Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1996 MERCURY COUGAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 96V007000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: COUGAR

Year: 1996

Component:
EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19950801

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19951201

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 10600

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19960221

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19960116

Date Added To File: 19960123

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, THE CLIMATE CONTROL BLOWER DOES NOT OPERATE AS INTENDED. THE BLOWER COULD (1) STICK ON “HIGH;” (2) OPERATE ERRATICALLY WITH BLOWER OUTPUT VARYING BETWEEN NO BLOWER AND MAXIMUM BLOWER; OR (3) NOT OPERATE AT ALL DUE TO MALFUNCTION OF THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL MODULE.

Consequence Summary:
BLOWER MALFUNCTIONS LIMITING OR STOPPING OUTPUT CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT WINDSHIELD DEFROSTING AND DEFOGGING PERFORMANCE INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEMI-AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL MODULES WITH MODULES CONTAINING REVISED SOFTWARE.