Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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Recall List for the 2000 Mercury Mystique

Official recalls have been issued for the 2000 Mercury Mystique by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Mercury service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Mercury customer service.

  1. 2000 Mercury Mystique SUSPENSION NHTSA Campaign #08E033000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 14, 2008
    • Vehicles Affected: 6,903

    Summary: Federal mogul is recalling 6,903 aftermarket ball joint assemblies shipped between November 9, 2007 and March 26, 2008, which may have been packaged with incorrect nuts. The part numbers packaged with incorrect nuts are: K7147, K7329, K8683, and 104353. These parts were made for use on the various vehicles listed above.

    Consequence: The nuts included in the packaging for these ball joint assemblies are missing the intended prevailing torque (self-locking) feature. If the incorrect nut was to become loose, the joining members may loosen leading to a separation of the ball joint. This may result in loss of vehicle control, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Federal mogul will notify owners and replace the parts free of charge. The recall began on May 22, 2008. Owners can contact federal mogul at 877-489-6659. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08E033000 »

  2. 2000 Mercury Mystique SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC NHTSA Campaign #06E022000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 13, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 7,440

    Summary: Certain aftermarket brake hydraulic master cylinders sold as replacement brake cylinders for certain Ford, DaimlerChrysler, and Jeep passenger vehicles. These brake cylinders were sold under the brand names of Napa, raybestos, aimco, ac delco, Carquest, bendix, and wagner. Only products that were manufactured from July 27, 2005 through January 17, 2006 (date codes 0529 through 0602) are subject to this recall. When subject to very cold temperatures, an internal seal in the master cylinder could lose flexibility and may cause brake fluid to leak.

    Consequence: Loss of brake fluid can lead to a decrease in brake line pressure and an increase in stopping distance, which can result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Affinia (brake parts, Inc.) will replace the subject brake hydraulic master cylinders free of charge. The recall began on March 20, 2006. Owners can contact affina group customer service at 1-800-323-0354. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E022000 »

  3. 2000 Mercury Mystique SEAT BELTS NHTSA Campaign #00V228001

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 18, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 144,435

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles, light duty trucks, sport utility vehicles, and mini vans equipped with TRW seat belt buckle assemblies. The buckle base of these seat belt assemblies were not properly heat treated and therefore do not pass the load bearing requirement of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 209, "seat belt assemblies."

    Consequence: In the event of a vehicle crash, the occupant may not be properly restrained.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the date code on certain seat belt buckles of your vehicle and replace all seat belt buckles that fall within the suspect date code range. Owner notification began October 26, 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. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V228001 »


    • Date Announced: MARCH 09, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 436,200

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles not equipped with the anti-lock braking system (ABS). A pressure conscious reducing valve (PCRV) in the rear brakes may be subject to corrosion and result in malfunction, when operated in areas that use salt compounds on the roadway for de-icing or dust control.

    Consequence: If both PCRV's malfunction, vehicle handling could be adversely affected during braking as a result of the rear wheels locking, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will install improved PCRV's in the rear brake system. This recall was expanded in September 2000 to include 1999 and 2000 Ford Contour, Mercury Mystique and Cougar vehicles. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V075000 »

  5. 2000 Mercury Mystique EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS NHTSA Campaign #99V361000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 29, 1999
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,381

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. An incorrect label was installed on the driver side rear door. This label contains instructions for the activation of the childproof safety locks.

    Consequence: The operator of the vehicle may believe the childproof safety lock was activated when it was not, potentially allowing the door to be opened from the inside.

    Actions: Owners will be provided with a replacement label and installation instructions. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #99V361000 »

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