1988 Mercury Tracer

1 Defect Investigations from the NHTSA

NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1988 Mercury Tracer

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1988 Mercury Tracer, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: SEATBELT RETRACTOR JAMS

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE89037

    Component(s): Seat Belts:Front:Retractor

    Summary: Summary:inability to conveniently and quickly deploy and fastenseatbelts may discourage potential users.failure to properly use theseatbelts may increase the chance and/or severity of injury in theevent of a collision.===

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