Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1996 MERCURY VILLAGER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 98V012001

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: VILLAGER

Year: 1996

Component:
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19950801

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19960731

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 57400

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19980415

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19980323

Date Added To File: 19980520

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 118

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS. THESE VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH POWER WINDOWS THAT CAN BE CLOSED AFTER THE IGNITION KEY IS TURNED TO THE “OFF” POSITION AND THE RIGHT FRONT (PASSENGER) DOOR IS OPENED. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 118, “POWER-OPERATED WINDOW SYSTEMS.”

Consequence Summary:
THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR UNSUPERVISED CHILDREN TO OPERATE THE POWER WINDOWS, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY TO THE CHILD.

Corrective Action:
OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A LABEL REMINDING OWNERS NOT TO LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED BECAUSE THE POWER WINDOWS CAN OPERATE FOR 15 MINUTES AFTER THE VEHICLE IGNITION HAS BEEN TURNED OFF UNLESS THE DRIVER’S DOOR IS OPENED. ALSO INCLUDED ARE INSTRUCTIONS DESCRIBING HOW AND WHERE THIS LABEL IS TO BE INSTALLED. IF AN OWNER PREFERS, THEIR DEALER CAN INSTALL THIS LABEL FOR THEM.