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Mercury Mountaineer Recall 99V123000

Ford Recalls 1999 Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer Vehicles to Secure Brake Line

Recall Details

Ford has recalled certain 1999 Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer vehicles for a concern with the right front brake line to hydraulic control unit (HCU) connection. The line could potentially separate from the HCU, causing a lack of appropriate braking power. A flare nut on the brake line will be replaced to proactively prevent brake line detachment.

Brakes, May 17, 1999

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
May 17, 1999
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
15,681
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
99V123000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE RIGHT FRONT BRAKE LINE TO THE HYDRAULIC CONTROL UNIT (HCU) CONNECTION COULD SEPARATE CAUSING THE LINE TO LEAK WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS APPLIED.
Consequence
THIS COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF BRAKE PRESSURE TO THE FRONT WHEELS, INCREASING THE STOPPING DISTANCE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FLARE NUT ON THE BRAKE LINE.
Notes
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 17, 1999.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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