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Recall data for: 1997 MERCURY TRACER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 02V323000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 02S44

Make: MERCURY

Model: TRACER

Year: 1997

Component:
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19951102

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19970905

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 396217

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20030211

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20021209

Date Added To File: 20021219

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE INTEGRATED AIR BAG MONITOR (IABM) CAN BE CONTAMINATED WITH WATER OR OTHER LIQUIDS AND COULD EXPERIENCE INTERNAL ELECTRICAL SHORTING.

Consequence Summary:
THIS MAY, IN TURN, CAUSE THE AIR BAG READINESS LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE AND IN VERY RARE OCCURRENCES, AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, MELTED WIRING, OR FIRE MAY OCCUR.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL THE SHIELD OVER THE IABM AND APPLY NYOGEL GREASE TO THE CONNECTOR. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN FEBRUARY 11, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.