Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1996 MERCURY SABLE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 96V016000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: SABLE

Year: 1996

Component:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE WARNING

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19950601

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19950901

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 76500

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19960221

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19960125

Date Added To File: 19960130

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 105

Defect Summary:
THE BRAKE SYSTEM FLUID LEVEL INDICATOR LAMP SWITCH CAN MALFUNCTION. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 105, “HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEMS.”

Consequence Summary:
CONSEQUENCE OF NON-COMPLIANCE: IF THE SWITCH MALFUNTIONS, THE BRAKE SYSTEM WARNING LAMP WILL EITHER REMAIN ILLUMINATED CONTINUOUSLY OR FAIL TO LIGHT AS INTENDED WHEN THE FLUID LEVEL FALLS TO A CERTAIN LEVEL. IN EITHER CASE, THE VEHICLE OPERATOR WOULD NOT BE WARNED OF A LOW BRAKE FLUID LEVEL CONDITION.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE SYSTEM FLUID LEVEL INDICATOR LAMP SWITCHES.