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Recall data for: 1999 MERCURY COUGAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 01V032000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 01S03

Make: MERCURY

Model: COUGAR

Year: 1999

Component:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19971206

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19980831

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 33000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20010322

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20010206

Date Added To File: 20010209

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Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE BRAKE LAMP SWITCH TERMINALS COULD OVERHEAT.

Consequence Summary:
THIS COULD CAUSE EITHER A LOSS OF BRAKE LAMP FUNCTION OR CONTINUOUSLY ILLUMINATED BRAKE LAMPS, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW STOP LAMP EXTENSION HARNESS WITH BRONZE TERMINALS AT THE BRAKE LAMP SWITCH CONNECTOR, AND ALSO INSPECT THE BRAKE LAMP SWITCH FOR SIGNS OF OVERHEATING AND REPLACE, AS REQUIRED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 22, 2001. 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 1-800-392-3673.