Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1996 MERCURY COUGAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 96V070000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: COUGAR

Year: 1996

Component:
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19960201

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19960301

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 73500

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19960515

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19960422

Date Added To File: 19960424

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 206

Defect Summary:
WHEN IN THE SECONDARY LATCHED POSITION, THE DRIVER DOOR LATCHES MAY OPEN WHEN SUBJECTED TO TRANSVERSE LOADS LESS THAN THAT SPECIFIED IN FMVSS NO. 206, “DOOR LOCKS AND DOOR RETENTION COMPONENTS.”

Consequence Summary:
THE DRIVER’S DOOR, WHEN CLOSED ONLY TO THE SECONDARY LATCHED POSITION, MAY NOT SUSTAIN A 1,000 POUND TRANSVERSE LOAD.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE DRIVER DOOR LATCH.