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Recall data for: 2004 MERCURY MONTEREY

NHTSA Campaign Number: 03V457000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 03S09

Make: MERCURY

Model: MONTEREY

Year: 2004

Component:
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20030324

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20031027

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 23996

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20031110

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20031106

Date Added To File: 20031119

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Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, THE POWER STEERING LOW-PRESSURE LINE MAY NOT BE FULLY SEATED AT THE RACK AND PINION STEERING GEAR.

Consequence Summary:
IF THIS LINE BECOMES DISCONNECTED, IT MAY CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR FLUID TO COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE EXHAUST SYSTEM, WHICH COULD RESULT IN SMOKE OR FIRE.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE POWER STEERING LOW-PRESSURE LINE TO ENSURE THAT IT IS SEATED PROPERLY AT THE RACK AND PINION STEERING GEAR. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 10, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.