Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1997 MERCURY MYSTIQUE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 01I009000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 01M07

Make: MERCURY

Model: MYSTIQUE

Year: 1997

Component:
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:CONTROLS/WIRING

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19940801

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19970207

Recall Type: I

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 566979

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20010829

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20010709

Date Added To File: 20010719

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Defect Summary:
THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 1995-1997 FORD CONTOUR AND MERCURY MYSTIQUE VEHICLES. THE HEATER BLOWER RESISTOR COULD OVERHEAT CAUSING THE ATTACHED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR TO MELT.

Consequence Summary:
THIS COULD CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR A FIRE.

Corrective Action:
FORD WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE HEATER BLOWER SWITCH FOR 10 YEARS FROM ORIGINAL DATE OF SALE OF THE VEHICLE OR 150,000 MILES, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW HEATER BLOWER RESISTOR AND A NEW WIRE JUMPER HARNESS FREE OF CHARGE.