Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1999 MERCURY MYSTIQUE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 99V060000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 99S06

Make: MERCURY

Model: MYSTIQUE

Year: 1999

Component:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19990104

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19990114

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 4569

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19990326

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19990317

Date Added To File: 19990325

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 114

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES BUILT WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS WHICH UTILIZE A PARK/LOCK SOLENOID. IT IS POSSIBLE TO ROTATE THE IGNITION KEY TO THE LOCK POSITION AND REMOVE THE KEY WITHOUT THE SHIFT LEVER AND TRANSMISSION BEING IN PARK. THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 114, “THEFT PROTECTION.”

Consequence Summary:
THIS COULD RESULT IN A CRASH AND POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THESE VEHICLES. VEHICLES THAT HAVE UNITS WITH IGNITION KEYS REMOVABLE IN GEAR POSITIONS OTHER THAN PARK, WILL HAVE THE STEERING COLUMN REPLACED.