Mercury Engineering Analysis EA09013: Vehicle Rollaway Allegations

2004 Mercury Mountaineer Seal Of This Might Hurt

Vehicle Rollaway Allegations

Power Train:Automatic Transmission:Gear Position Indication (Prndl)
Power Train:Automatic Transmission:Lever And Linkage:Column Shift
Steering:Column Locking:Anti-Theft Device

This investigation is being closed based on several considerations.By the most inclusive counting of all alleged rollaway incidents (i.e., counting all alleged rollaway incidents and assuming a singular failure mechanism), the incident rate is low, however during EA09-013, ODI identified a number of different failure mechanisms in 180 incidents related to the alleged defect.The highest rate for any particular failure mechanism, the failure of the Automatic Transmission Parking System, was 4.4/100K.The next-highest failure rate was for the BSI System, at 3.4/100K.For all identified failure mechanisms there has been a drastically declining trend including very few incidents occurring in recent years.Accordingly, this investigation is closed.The closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by NHTSA that a safety-related defect does not exist.For additional information regarding this investigation, see the complete closing resume in the document file for EA09-013. The ODI reports cited above can be reviewed at under the following identification (ODI) numbers:10168454, 10279630, 10280078.
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Date Opened
AUG 18, 2009
Date Closed
FEB 12, 2013
NHTSA Recall #
No recall issued
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