January 5, 2001
Ford Recalls 1995 Contour, Mercury Mystique
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 1995
model year of the Ford Contour, and Mercury Mystique automobiles. The affected
models were manufactured between April 1994 and December 1995. The recall only
affects models equipped with the 2.5 V6 engine.
Tightening of the engine cooling fan motor
bearings, up to and including motor stall, can result in increased motor torque and higher
than normal motor current and accompanying high motor temperatures.
Overheating of the cooling fan motor due to
excessive current can result in smoke and odors from bearing grease, insulation and other
internal motor components. If electrical current continues to be applied to the motor,
internal motor components could ignite possibly igniting other engine compartment
262,559 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will install a Positive Temperature
Coefficient device in-line with each fan motor.
Owner notification is expected to begin during
December 2000. 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).
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V367000 / Mfg.
Campaig # 00S44]
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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