Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2001 MERCURY VILLAGER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 00V338001

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 00S36

Make: MERCURY

Model: VILLAGER

Year: 2001

Component:
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20000925

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20001011

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 2500

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20001115

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20001026

Date Added To File: 20001027

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE THE PLASTIC TRIM COVER AROUND THE BASE OF THE FRONT SEAT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE TRAPPED BETWEEN THE SHOULDER OF THE RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE BOLT AND THE SEAT PEDESTAL. THIS COULD EVENTUALLY ALLOW THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE BOLT TO LOOSEN.

Consequence Summary:
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE OCCUPANT SEATED IN THAT LOCATION MAY NOT BE ADEQUATELY RESTRAINED, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLY ATTACHMENT. SOME BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLIES MAY REQUIRE REPLACEMENT.