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Recall data for: 2005 MERCURY MONTEREY

NHTSA Campaign Number: 06V069000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 06S42

Make: MERCURY

Model: MONTEREY

Year: 2005

Component:
STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20040413

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20051213

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 12728

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20060315

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20060309

Date Added To File: 20060314

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Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN VANS EQUIPPED WITH THE POWER LIFTGATE OPTION, THE POWER LIFTGATE MOTOR AUTOMATICALLY DISENGAGES AFTER THE LIFTGATE IS POWERED OPEN.

Consequence Summary:
IN THE EVENT OF A LIFTGATE STRUT MALFUNCTION, THE LIFTGATE CAN FALL FREELY WITH NO PRIOR WARNING. ANYONE STANDING BENEATH THE LIFTGATE MAY BE INJURED IF THE LIFTGATE FALLS.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE POWER LIFTGATE MODULE TO REDUCE THE LIKELIHOOD THAT THE LIFTGATE COULD FALL FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 15, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.