Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1997 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 97V137000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: MOUNTAINEER

Year: 1997

Component:
STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:SUPPORT DEVICE

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19960603

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19960607

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 2200

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19970930

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19970819

Date Added To File: 19970829

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE LIFTGATE ASSIST GAS CYLINDER BRACKET ON THE RIGHT HAND BODYSIDE OUTER PANEL WAS INCORRECTLY WELDED.

Consequence Summary:
THE GAS CYLINDER BRACKET MAY NOT PROPERLY SUPPORT THE LIFTGATE INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REINFORCE THE BRACKET ATTACHMENT WITH TWO POP RIVETS.