Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1998 MERCURY VILLAGER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 97V184001

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: VILLAGER

Year: 1998

Component:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19970828

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19970924

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 6000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19971201

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19971029

Date Added To File: 19971030

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER MINI VANS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES SUPPLIED BY GNB TECHNOLOGIES. THESE BATTERIES HAVE A DEFECTIVE NEGATIVE POST THAT CAN CAUSE ACID LEAKAGE AND RELATED CORROSION DAMAGE.

Consequence Summary:
THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE A CATASTROPHIC FAILURE OF THE BATTERY WHICH COULD LEAD TO AN ENGINE FIRE OR BATTERY EXPLOSION.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THESE BATTERIES. UNTIL A NEW BATTERY IS OBTAINED, OWNERS SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO “JUMP START” THESE BATTERIES.