1989 MERCURY COUGAR

Report Date:
April 25, 1996
Campaign Number:
96V071000
Component:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

Summary:
THE IGNITION SWITCH COULD EXPERIENCE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT.

Consequence Summary:
THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE OVERHEATING, SMOKE, AND POSSIBLY FIRE IN THE STEERING COLUMN AREA OF THE VEHICLE.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH.

1989 MERCURY COUGAR

Report Date:
May 19, 1989
Campaign Number:
89V080000
Component:
SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS

Summary:
IMPROPERLY HEAT TREATED REAR SUSPENSION KNUCKLES COULD EXPERIENCE HIGH MILEAGE FATIGUE CRACKS AND EVENTUAL FRACTURE.

Consequence Summary:
THIS COULD RESULT IN REAR SUSPENSION FAILURE AT THEAFFECTED WHEEL WITH AN ADVERSE AFFECT ON CONTROL OF THE CAR, WHICH COULDCAUSE AN ACCIDENT.

Corrective Summary:
REPLACE KNUCKLES THAT HAVE THE AFFECTED LOT CODES.

1989 MERCURY COUGAR

Report Date:
May 19, 1989
Campaign Number:
89V081000
Component:
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:CALIPER

Summary:
DUE TO CONTACT BETWEEN THE BRAKE CALIPER OF THE INBOARD FRONT WHEEL AND THE FRONT STABILIZER BAR, THERE MAY BE INCREASED BRAKE PEDAL TRAVEL FOLLOWING LOW SPEED TURNING MANEUVERS.

Consequence Summary:
THIS COULD CAUSE A REDUCTION IN BRAKE PERFORMANCETHAT COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.

Corrective Summary:
INSTALL ACORN TYPE FRONT SUSPENSION STRUT NUTS TO ELIMINATE STABILIZER BAR TO BRAKE CALIPER CONTACT.

1989 MERCURY COUGAR

Report Date:
October 18, 1988
Campaign Number:
88V165000
Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING

Summary:
PLASTIC ROLLOVER VALVE MOUNTING PLATE MAY NOT BE PROPERLY SEALED TO THE PLASTIC FUEL TANK.

Consequence Summary:
FUEL OR VAPOR COULD LEAK, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLEFIRE.

Corrective Summary:
REPLACE FUEL TANK.