Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1997 MERCURY SABLE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 97V097000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 97S75

Make: MERCURY

Model: SABLE

Year: 1997

Component:
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19961124

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19970301

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 100000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19970630

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19970609

Date Added To File: 19970617

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Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AX4S AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLES. THE LOW/INTERMEDIATE SERVO COVER CAN SEPARATE FROM THE TRANSAXLE WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN. IF THIS OCCURS, TRANSMISSION FLUID WILL LEAK CONTACTING THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER.

Consequence Summary:
THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER TEMPERATURE MAY BE HOT ENOUGH TO IGNITE THE TRANSMISSION FLUID AND CAUSE A VEHICLE FIRE.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TRANSMISSION AND REPLACE THESE SERVO COVERS.