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Mercury Mountaineer Recall 00V402000

Ford Recalls 1995-1997 Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer Vehicles for Sway Bar Link Issue

Suspension & Steering, December 15, 2000

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Summary:

Ford has recalled certain 1995-1997 Explorer and 1997 Mercury Mountaineer vehicles because the sway bar links could fracture. If one or both sway bar links fracture, vehicle stability is affected, which can cause handling issues. Dealers will replace both sway bar links with revised parts.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 1997

Manufacturer's Report Date: December 15, 2000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 00V402000

NHTSA Action Number: PE00039

Component: SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected: 810,000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, A FRONT SWAY BAR LINK CAN FRACTURE.

Consequence: VEHICLE HANDLING COULD BE AFFECTED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE BOTH THE LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT SWAY BAR LINKS.

Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DECEMBER 15, 2000. 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.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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