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Recall data for: 1999 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 00V072000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 00S04

Make: MERCURY

Model: MOUNTAINEER

Year: 1999

Component:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19980914

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19990912

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 208903

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20000415

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20000307

Date Added To File: 20000313

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4.0L ENGINES AND ALL-TIME 4-WHEEL DRIVE (A4WD) POWERTRAINS. THE GENERIC ELECTRONIC MODULE (GEM) COULD EXPERIENCE A CONDITION REFERRED TO AS “LOCK-UP” IN WHICH THE GEM CONTROLLED ELECTRONIC FUNCTIONS (E.G., FRONT WINDSHIELD WIPERS, INTERIOR LIGHTS, 4X4 SYSTEM, ETC.) COULD NOT BE TURNED ON OR, IN SOME CASES IF THE FUNCTION IS ON, COULD NOT BE TURNED OFF.

Consequence Summary:
AN INOPERATIVE WINDSHIELD WIPER SYSTEM COULD AFFECT DRIVER VISIBILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A RESISTOR IN THE GEM CIRCUIT.