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September 10, 1999

Ford Motor Company


Ford Contour Year: 1998
Mercury Mystique Year: 1998

Number Involved: 153,000

Dates of Manufacture: July 1997 - April 1998

Defect: The accelerator cable may have a burr on or near the end of the cable sleeve interior. This burr could fray the core wire, resulting in the accelerator not returning to idle when the accelerator pedal is released. The cables could stick, bind, or cause high engine RPM's.

Remedy: Dealers will install a revised accelerator cable. Owner notification was expected to begin during August 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V194/Ford Recall No. 99S19]

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