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Mercury Villager Recall 99V205001

Engine, August 10, 1999

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
August 10, 1999
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,785
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
99V205001
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS. THE FUEL TANK RETENTION STRAP (TWO STRAPS PER VEHICLE) CAN BREAK AT THE SPOT WELDS CAUSING AN UNDERBODY RATTLE.
Consequence
THERE IS ALSO A POTENTIAL FOR FUEL TANK SEPARATION OR FUEL LEAK, INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL TANK RETENTION STRAPS.
Notes
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 10, 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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