Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1996 MERCURY MYSTIQUE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 00V075000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 00S03

Make: MERCURY

Model: MYSTIQUE

Year: 1996

Component:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19960401

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19980824

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 436200

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20001011

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20000309

Date Added To File: 20000314

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES NOT EQUIPPED WITH THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS). A PRESSURE CONSCIOUS REDUCING VALVE (PCRV) IN THE REAR BRAKES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CORROSION AND RESULT IN MALFUNCTION, WHEN OPERATED IN AREAS THAT USE SALT COMPOUNDS ON THE ROADWAY FOR DE-ICING OR DUST CONTROL.

Consequence Summary:
IF BOTH PCRV’S MALFUNCTION, VEHICLE HANDLING COULD BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED DURING BRAKING AS A RESULT OF THE REAR WHEELS LOCKING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL IMPROVED PCRV’S IN THE REAR BRAKE SYSTEM. THIS RECALL WAS EXPANDED IN SEPTEMBER 2000 TO INCLUDE 1999 AND 2000 FORD CONTOUR, MERCURY MYSTIQUE AND COUGAR VEHICLES.