Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1999 MERCURY TRACER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 04E048000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: TRACER

Year: 1999

Component:
SEAT BELTS:FRONT

Manufacturers Involved: TRW OCCUPANT SAFETY SYSTEMS

Begin Date Of Manufacturing:

End Date Of Manufacturing:

Recall Type: E

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 388

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20040827

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20040712

Date Added To File: 20040713

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 209

Defect Summary:
CERTAIN TRW DRIVER’S SIDE SEAT BELTS MANUFACTURED ON DECEMBER 6 AND 9, 2002, FOR USE AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR 1997 FORD ESCORT 4-DOOR AND STATION WAGON PLATFORM VEHICLES, FORD’S P/N F7CZ54611B09AAC. THE SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES EXHIBIT A NO-LOCK CONDITION WHICH DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES.

Consequence Summary:
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE RESTRAINT SYSTEM MAY NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT, WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.

Corrective Action:
TRW WILL NOTIFY THE CUSTOMERS WHO PURCHASED THE REPLACEMENT SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 27, 2004.