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Mercury Sable Recall 91V145000

Ford Recalls 1992 Taurus and Mercury Sable Wagons for Liftgate Latch Issues

Body, Interior & Misc., August 16, 1991

RepairPal Expert Overview

Summary:

Ford has recalled certain 1992 Taurus and Mercury Sable station wagons for an issue with the liftgate latch mechanism. In some cases, the secondary liftgate latch will not operate, which may cause the liftgate to open without operator action. If the liftgate opens without operator action, cargo or occupants may fall out. Dealers will replace the liftgate latch.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 1992

Manufacturer's Report Date: August 16, 1991

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 91V145000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:SUPPORT DEVICE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,300

Summary: MANUFACTURING ERRORS BY THE SUPPLIER OF THE LIFTGATE LATCH MECHANISM MAY CAUSE THE SECONDARY PORTION OF THE LIFTGATE LATCH NOT TO FUNCTION. IF THE LATCH IS NOT IN THE PRIMARY LATCH POSITION, THE LIFTGATE COULD OPEN WITHOUT OPERATOR ACTION.

Consequence: IF THE LIFTGATE WERE TO OPEN DURING VEHICLE OPERATION,PASSENGERS OR CARGO COULD FALL FROM THE OPEN LIFTGATE.

Remedy: REPLACE MALFUNCTIONING LIFTGATE LATCHES.

Notes: SYSTEM: LIFTGATE.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS; STATION WAGONS.

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