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Mercury Recall 03S04: Ford/High Back Seats

1999 Mercury Mountaineer

The driver could potentially lose contact with the steering wheel or foot pedals during such an event, increasing the risk of a crash.

Seats — Front Assembly — Recliner

Summary
On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with high back seats, the upper bolt on the driver's side high back seat, that attaches the seat recliner mechanism to the seat back frame, could fracture. If the bolt fractures and does not jam in the seat back frame, the seat back may recline until it makes contact with an object behind the seat, such as the second row seat cushion.
Actions
Dealers will replace the driver seat upper bolt with a metal spacer and bolt. In addition, seats with tubular back frames will have the fully threaded lower recliner bolt replaced with a partially threaded bolt. Owner notification began on August 29, 2003. Owners should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
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Date Announced
AUG 05, 2003
Vehicles Affected
1,552,880
Mercury Recall #
03S04
NHTSA Campaign #
03V281000
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