1998 Mercury Villager

2 Recalls & Safety Reports

Recall List for the 1998 Mercury Villager

Official recalls have been issued for the 1998 Mercury Villager by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Mercury service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Mercury customer service.

  1. 1998 Mercury Villager FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #00V419002

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 02, 2001
    • Vehicles Affected: 394,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Minivans. The fuel tank vent hose allows air to vent from the fuel tank during refueling. Cracks have developed in the vent hose. If (1) the fuel tank is overfilled, not allowing excess fuel in the vent hose to flow back into the tank, (2) the vehicle is driven only a short distance after refueling and, (3) there is subsequently significant heating of the fuel tank, the fuel in the tank can expand into the vent hose and leak fuel.

    Consequence: Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the vent hose. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V419002 »

  2. 1998 Mercury Villager ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY NHTSA Campaign #97V184001

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 29, 1997
    • Vehicles Affected: 6,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger mini vans equipped with automotive batteries supplied by gnb technologies. These batteries have a defective negative post that can cause acid leakage and related corrosion damage.

    Consequence: This condition can cause a catastrophic failure of the battery which could lead to an engine fire or battery explosion.

    Actions: Dealers will replace these batteries. Until a new battery is obtained, owners should not attempt to "jump start" these batteries. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #97V184001 »

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