Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1999 MERCURY COUGAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 99V226000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 99S22

Make: MERCURY

Model: COUGAR

Year: 1999

Component:
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19980909

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19981118

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 10011

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19990929

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19990818

Date Added To File: 19990830

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE DOOR LATCH MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED WITH A LATCH PAWL THAT HAS A COATING WHICH WILL SWELL IN HIGH HUMIDITY CONDITIONS. THE LATCH PAWL MAY THEN STICK IN THE OPEN OR UNLATCHED POSITION.

Consequence Summary:
THE DOOR WOULD NOT LATCH WHEN CLOSED. IF THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN IN THIS CONDITION, IT COULD POTENTIALLY RESULT IN THE DOOR OPENING WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A REVISED SIDE DOOR LATCH.