Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2002 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

NHTSA Campaign Number: 01V171000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 01S18

Make: MERCURY

Model: MOUNTAINEER

Year: 2002

Component:
TIRES:SIDEWALL

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20000814

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20010427

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 52000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20010607

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20010524

Date Added To File: 20010601

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Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE RIGHT SIDE TIRES MAY HAVE HORIZONTAL CUTS ON THE EDGE OF THE TREAD THAT COULD HAVE OCCURRED DURING VEHICLE ASSEMBLY.

Consequence Summary:
OVER TIME, THE TIRE COULD FAIL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TIRES AND, IF ANY SLICES ARE FOUND, THE CUT TIRES WILL BE REPLACED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 7, 2001. 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.