Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1998 MERCURY MYSTIQUE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 01I013000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: MYSTIQUE

Year: 1998

Component:
SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19960909

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19980418

Recall Type: I

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 203426

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20010919

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20010808

Date Added To File: 20010823

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

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: 1998 FORD CONTOUR/MERCURY MYSTIQUE PASSENGER VEHICLES BUILT AT THE KANSAS CITY ASSEMBLY PLANT. THE FRONT COIL SPRINGS COULD POTENTIALLY FRACTURE DUE TO CORROSION.

Consequence Summary:
SOME TIRES HAVE DEFLATED DUE TO CONTACT WITH A BROKEN SPRING.

Corrective Action:
FORD IS EXTENDING THE WARRANTY FOR FRONT COIL SPRING REPLACEMENT FOR THE FRONT COIL SPRINGS FOR 10 YEARS FROM ORIGINAL DATE OF SALE OF A VEHICLE OR 150,000 MILES, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.