Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2000 MERCURY COUGAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 08E033000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MERCURY

Model: COUGAR

Year: 2000

Component:
SUSPENSION

Manufacturers Involved: FEDERAL-MOGUL CHASSIS PRODUCTS

Begin Date Of Manufacturing:

End Date Of Manufacturing:

Recall Type: E

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 6903

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20080522

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20080414

Date Added To File: 20080417

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
FEDERAL MOGUL IS RECALLING 6,903 AFTERMARKET BALL JOINT ASSEMBLIES SHIPPED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 9, 2007 AND MARCH 26, 2008, WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN PACKAGED WITH INCORRECT NUTS. THE PART NUMBERS PACKAGED WITH INCORRECT NUTS ARE: K7147, K7329, K8683, AND 104353. THESE PARTS WERE MADE FOR USE ON THE VARIOUS VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE.

Consequence Summary:
THE NUTS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGING FOR THESE BALL JOINT ASSEMBLIES ARE MISSING THE INTENDED PREVAILING TORQUE (SELF-LOCKING) FEATURE. IF THE INCORRECT NUT WAS TO BECOME LOOSE, THE JOINING MEMBERS MAY LOOSEN LEADING TO A SEPARATION OF THE BALL JOINT. THIS MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action:
FEDERAL MOGUL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE PARTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 22, 2008. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FEDERAL MOGUL AT 877-489-6659.