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Mercury Preliminary Evaluation PE03020: FRONT SEAT BACK RECLINER ATTACHMENT
1999 Mercury Mountaineer
FRONT SEAT BACK RECLINER ATTACHMENT
- By letter dated August 4, 2003, Ford notified the Agency that it is conducting a voluntary safety recall (NHTSA recall no. 03V281) involving certain model year (MY) 1998-2001 Ford Explorer / Mercury Mountaineer 4-door, MY 1998-2000 Ford Explorer 2-door and MY 2001-2002 Ford Explorer Sport and Sport Trac vehicles equipped with high back seats.complaints allege that the driver's seat back reclined without warning.a bolt between the upper seat recliner attachment and the seat back frame may fracture.Ford will replace the bolt that attaches the seat recliner mechanism to the seat back frame on the driver side seat.based on Ford's safety recall action, this investigation is closed.
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