November 1, 1999
1999 Mercury Cougars Recalled
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration today published the recall of certain 1999 Mercury Cougars
manufactured between September - November 1998 because the door latch may have been
manufactured with a latch pawl that has a coating that will swell in high humidity
conditions. The latch pawl may then stick in the open or unlatched position and the door
will not latch when closed.
Approximately 10,000 vehicles are affected by this
Dealers will install a revised side door latch.
Owner notification began Sept. 6, 1999. Owners who
do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at
Reference: NHTSA Recall No.
99V226/Ford Recall No. 99S22
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