Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1996 MERCURY MYSTIQUE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 97V225000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: MYSTIQUE

Year: 1996

Component:
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19940418

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19960815

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 38000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19980113

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19971208

Date Added To File: 19971218

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE TRACTION CONTROL OPTION. THE THROTTLE CABLES WERE DAMAGED DURING VEHICLE ASSEMBLY LEADING TO FRAYING OR SEPARATION OF THE THROTTLE CABLE.

Consequence Summary:
THIS CONDITION COULD PREVENT THE ENGINE FROM RETURNING TO IDLE.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE THROTTLE CABLE WITH A REVISED DESIGN THAT IS LESS SUSCEPTIBLE TO BENDING OR KINKING DURING INSTALLATION.