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The door would not latch when closed. If the vehicle is driven in this condition, it could potentially result in the door opening while the vehicle is in motion.

Latches/Locks/Linkages — Doors — Latch

Summary
Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. The door latch may have been manufactured with a latch pawl that has a coating which will swell in high humidity conditions. The latch pawl may then stick in the open or unlatched position.
Actions
Dealers will install a revised side door latch.
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Date Announced
AUG 18, 1999
Vehicles Affected
10,011
Mercury Recall #
99S22
NHTSA Campaign #
99V226000
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