June 2, 2000
1996-1998 Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique Automobiles Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has published the recall of certain 1996-1998
Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique automobiles because, in passenger vehicles NOT equipped
with the anti-lock braking system, a pressure conscious reducing valve (PCRV) in the rear
brakes may be subject to corrosion.
According to NHTSA, this could
result in a malfunction when operated in areas that use salt compounds on the roadway for
de-icing or dust control.
250,000 of these vehicles, manufactured between
April, 1996 through August, 1998 are affected by this recall.
Dealers will install improved PCRV's in the rear
brake system. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began during April
Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V075/Ford
Recall No. 00S03]
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers June 2,
Regarding Auto Recalls
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write down the NHTSA
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If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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