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Recall data for: 1996 MERCURY MYSTIQUE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 99V103000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 99S14

Make: MERCURY

Model: MYSTIQUE

Year: 1996

Component:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19950420

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19980824

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 605581

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19990716

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19990505

Date Added To File: 19990510

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Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE TERMINALS AT THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH AND WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR CAN EXPERIENCE HEAT DAMAGE AS A RESULT OF OVERHEATING.

Consequence Summary:
THE DAMAGE COULD RESULT IN DISTORTION OF THE TERMINAL CAUSING AN OPEN CIRCUIT IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL ILLUMINATION, PARKING LAMP, AND TAIL LAMP CIRCUITS.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A HEADLAMP SWITCH WIRING CONNECTOR CONTAINING BRONZE TERMINALS AND AN INSPECTION, AND REPLACEMENT IF NECESSARY, OF THE HEADLAMP SWITCH.