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Mercury Recalls

Summary:VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, PICKUP TRUCKS, AND MINIVANS. EQUIPPED WITH SEAT BELTS SUPPLIED BY TRW. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE DRIVER'S AND/OR FRONT PASSENGER'S OUTBOARD SEAT BELT BUCKLE MAY NOT FULLY LATCH. FORD CROWN VICTORIA BUILT AT ST. THOMAS ASSEMBLY PLANT FROM 4/17/00 - 5/29/01 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS BUILT AT ST. THOMAS ASSEMBLY PLANT FROM 4/17/00 - 5/29/01. LINCOLN TOWN CARS BUILT AT WIXOM ASSEMBLY PLANT FROM 3/27/00 - 5/30/01. LINCOLN NAVIGATORS BUILT AT MICHIGAN TRUCK PLANT FROM 4/11/00 - 5/31/01. FORD WINDSTARS BUILT AT OAKVILLE ASSEMBLY PLANT FROM 3/23/00 - 5/30/01. FORD RANGERS BUILT AT TWIN CITIES PLANT FROM 3/28/00 - 5/30/01, AND ALSO AT THE EDISON PLANT FROM 3/13/00 - 5/25/01. FORD F-150 TRUCK BUILT AT NORFOLK PLANT FROM 4/18/00 - 5/25/00; AT ONTARIO PLANT FROM 5/10/00 - 5/28/01; AT KANSAS CITY PLANT FROM 9/11/99 - 5/25/01; AND AT CUAUTITLAN PLANT FROM 5/16/00 - 6/9/01. FORD SUPER DUTY F-250, F-350, F-450, AND F-550 TRUCKS BUILT AT KENTUCKY PLANT FROM 4/17/00 - 5/27/01; AND AT CUAUTITLAN PLANT FROM 5/16/00 - 6/19/01. FORD EXCURSIONS BUILT AT KENTUCKY PLANT FROM 4/17/00 - 10/2/00. FORD EXPEDITIONS BUILT AT MICHIGAN TRUCK PLANT FROM 4/11/00 - 5/31/01.
Models : Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer
Drive Train, June 7, 2001
RepairPal Expert Overview:

Ford recalled certain 2002 Explorer and Mountaineer vehicles to inspect the sidewalls of the equipped tires for the presence of horizontal cuts on the edge of the tread. These cuts could lead to premature tire failure. Dealers will inspect the tires for cuts and replace affected tires.

Summary:THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: FORD IS REPLACING ALL FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT 15, 16, AND 17 INCH TIRES MOUNTED ON FORD TRUCKS AND SUVS. FORD REPORTS TREAD SEPARATION CAN OCCUR DUE TO A COMBINATION OF THE SENSITIVITY OF THE TIRE DESIGN TO STRESS, AGING, AND MANUFACTURING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PLANTS. FORD IS REPLACING THESE TIRES TO PREVENT POSSIBLE PREMATURE TIRE FAILURE. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: THE VEHICLES LISTED BELOW MAY HAVE BEEN ORIGINALLY EQUIPPED WITH FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT TIRES OR MAY HAVE HAD WILDERNESS AT TIRES INSTALLED DURING THE FIRESTONE RECALL LAUNCHED IN AUGUST 2000. CERTAIN 1991 THROUGHT 2002 FORD EXPLORER CERTAIN 2001 THROUGHT 2002 EXPLORER SPORT, AND SPORT TRAC CERTAIN 1997 THROUGH 2002 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER CERTAIN 1991 THROUGH 2001 RANGER CERTAIN 1999 THROUGH 2001 EXPEDITION CERTAIN 1991 THROUGH 1994, AND 1997 MODEL YEAR F-SERIES CERTAIN 1991 THROUGH 1994 BRONCO NOTE: BOTH ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT AND REPLACEMENT TIRES ARE AFFECTED.
Models : Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable
Body, Interior & Misc., May 4, 2001
RepairPal Expert Overview:

Ford has recalled certain 2001 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles for an issue with the front seat belt buckles. At times, they may not release the tongue of the seat belt nor latch it appropriately. This could compromise safety to the occupant in a crash. Dealers will replace the front seat belt buckles.

Models : Ford Excursion, Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable
Electrical & Lights, April 9, 2001
RepairPal Expert Overview:

Ford has recalled 2000 Excursion, Taurus, and Mercury Sable vehicles for a concern with the headlight switch knob. The knob may fracture and detach from the headlight switch, which can make it difficult for the driver to employ the headlights. Dealers will replace the knob.

Models : Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer
Body, Interior & Misc., April 1, 2001
RepairPal Expert Overview:

Ford has recalled certain 2002 Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer vehicles to inspect the liftgate glass lift cylinder brackets. The liftgate glass lift cylinders could twist, causing the cylinders to detach from the glass or the glass to break. Dealers will inspect the bracket positions and tighten the retainers to a higher torque.

Models : Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable
Electrical & Lights, March 22, 2001
RepairPal Expert Overview:

Ford has recalled certain 2000-2001 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles for a possible problem with the brake light switch. Grease from the adjustable pedal assembly could contaminate the brake light switch and cause it not to function. Brake lights could stay on, or not function at all, creating a safety issue. Dealers will replace the brake light switch and clean off grease from the adjustable pedal assembly.

Models : Mercury Cougar
Electrical & Lights, March 22, 2001
Summary:VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE BRAKE LAMP SWITCH TERMINALS COULD OVERHEAT.
Models : Mercury Cougar
Electrical & Lights, March 22, 2001
Summary:VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L V6 ENGINES. THE BATTERY CABLE WAS MISROUTED AND ITS ATTACHMENT TO THE ALTERNATOR CABLE WAS UNDER-TORQUED. IF MISROUTED, THE CABLE COULD CONTACT THE POWER STEERING LINE AND THE INSULATION COULD WEAR, RESULTING IN AN ELECTRICAL SHORT.
Models : Ford Expedition, Ford F-150, Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable
Body, Interior & Misc., March 6, 2001
RepairPal Expert Overview:

Ford has recalled 2000-2001 Expedition and 2001 F150, Taurus, and Mercury Sable vehicles due to an error in the owner's manual. The section regarding "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems" is incomplete and omits essential information. Without this information, a child may be injured during a crash. Ford has mailed owners a corrected label to affix to the original owner's manual page.