March 10, 2000
1999 Mercury Villagers Recalled
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration has published the recall of certain 1999 Mercury Villager
automobiles, manufactured between March, 1998 - June, 1999, because the tail light socket
may have been improperly molded, resulting in the locking tab having insufficient force to
retain the bulb.
If the bulb falls out of the socket, the brake and
tail lamps will not function.
Approximately 42,000 vehicles are affected by this
recall. Dealers will replace the tail lamp sockets.
Owner notification began in January, 2000. Owners
who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at
[NHTSA Recall No. 99V347.001/Ford
Recall No. 99S36]
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers March 10,
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when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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