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Mercury Recall 01S02: Ford/Battery Cable Routing

1999 Mercury Cougar

The short could potentially result in a fire, stalling, or a no-start condition.

Electrical System — Battery — Cables

Summary
Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles equipped with 2.5L V6 engines. The battery cable was misrouted and its attachment to the alternator cable was under-torqued. If misrouted, the cable could contact the power steering line and the insulation could wear, resulting in an electrical short.
Actions
Dealers will inspect the battery cable to the alternator for damage and, if it is damaged, will replace the cable. Additionally, the routing of the cable will be corrected, as necessary, and a routing clip will be added. Also the torque on the alternator attachment of the cable will be checked and, as required, will be tightened to specification. Owner notification began March 22, 2001. 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.
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Date Announced
FEB 06, 2001
Vehicles Affected
120,000
Mercury Recall #
01S02
NHTSA Campaign #
01V031000
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