Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1997 MERCURY VILLAGER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 96V203000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: VILLAGER

Year: 1997

Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19960916

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19960923

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 1300

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19961025

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19961017

Date Added To File: 19961021

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
THE FOUR RUBBER FUEL LINE CONNECTOR HOSES THAT ARE SUPPLIED TO FORD WITH THE FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY WERE IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED. THESE HOSES CAN DEVELOP CRACKS OR SPLITS RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE.

Consequence Summary:
FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE CAN RESULT IN A FIRE.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY FOR THE SUSPECT DATE CODES AND REPLACE THE FOUR RUBBER FUEL CONNECTOR HOSES IF NECESSARY.