Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1999 MERCURY VILLAGER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 99V056001

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 99S08

Make: MERCURY

Model: VILLAGER

Year: 1999

Component:
SEATS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19981221

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19990125

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 2012

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19990517

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19990330

Date Added To File: 19990331

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Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS. THE AFFECTED VEHICLES MAY HAVE A SECOND ROW RIGHT HAND SIDE CAPTAIN CHAIR THAT HAS INADEQUATE LUBRICATION OF THE EASY ENTRY AND EXIT LATCH SYSTEM. IN SOME CASES, THE ACTUATOR SPRING IN THE LATCH COULD DEFORM AFTER REPEATED USE, CAUSING THE LATCH TO REMAIN IN THE UNLATCHED POSITION. IF THIS OCCURS, THE SEAT WILL SLIDE FREELY ON THE SEAT TRACK AND THE SPRINGS ON THE TRACK WILL MOVE THE SEAT TO THE EASY ENTRY POSITION TOWARD THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE.

Consequence Summary:
AN UNLATCHED SEAT TRACK COULD RESULT IN AN INCREASED RISK OF INJURY IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEAT TRACK FOR THE SECOND ROW RIGHT HAND SIDE CAPTAIN’S CHAIR, WHICH INCLUDES THE EASY ENTRY AND EXIT LATCH MECHANISM.