Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2002 MERCURY SABLE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 03V087000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 03C03

Make: MERCURY

Model: SABLE

Year: 2002

Component:
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20011029

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20020427

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 67894

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20030331

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20030310

Date Added To File: 20030318

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 212

Defect Summary:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 212, “WINDSHIELD MOUNTING.” THE WINDSHIELDS MAY POTENTIALLY EXHIBIT INCREASED WIND NOISE, WATER LEAKAGE, AND SQUEAKS AND RATTLES.

Consequence Summary:
POTENTIAL LOSS OF WINDSHIELD RETENTION MAY ALSO REDUCE OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THESE WINDSHIELDS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON MARCH 31, 2003. 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/MERCURY AT 1-800-392-3673.