Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1999 MERCURY VILLAGER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 00V292001

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 00S33

Make: MERCURY

Model: VILLAGER

Year: 1999

Component:
STEERING:RACK AND PINION

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19980918

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20000306

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 67200

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20001128

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20001010

Date Added To File: 20001019

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS. ONE OR MORE OF THE FIVE BOLTS THAT MOUNT THE RACK AND PINION STEERING GEAR TO THE VEHICLE MAY HAVE BEEN INCORRECTLY TIGHTENED.

Consequence Summary:
THERE COULD BE A LOOSENESS IN THE STEERING, WHICH MAY BE ACCOMPANIED BY NOISE OR VIBRATION.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLES AND, IF THE BOLTS ARE MISSING, WILL REPLACE THE STEERING GEAR MOUNTING BOLTS. ALL BOLTS WILL BE TIGHTENED TO THE SPECIFIED TORQUE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 28, 2000. 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.