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Ford Taurus Recall 91V145000

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

Recall Details

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.

Body, Interior & Misc., August 16, 1991

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
August 16, 1991
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,300
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
91V145000
Component
STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:SUPPORT DEVICE

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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