November 1, 1999
1999 Mercury Villager Mini-Vans Recalled
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration today published the recall of certain 1999 Mercury Villager
mini-vans manufactured between June - July 1999 because the fuel tank retention strap (two
straps per minivan) can break at the spot welds causing an underbody rattle. If the welds
fail, there may be a fuel leak and/or separation of the fuel tank from the minivan.
Approximately 3,800 vehicles are affected by this
recall. Distribution of the product was not indicated in the NHTSA report.
Dealers will replace the fuel tank retention
Owner notification began Aug. 30, 1999. Owners who
do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at
Reference: NHTSA Recall No.
99V205001/Ford Recall No. 99S21
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