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1989 Mercury Cougar Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Recall Notices

1989 Mercury Cougar (4/25/1996)

Campaign Number: 96V071000
Component Name: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: THE IGNITION SWITCH COULD EXPERIENCE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT.
Defect: THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE OVERHEATING, SMOKE, AND POSSIBLY FIRE IN THE STEERING COLUMN AREA OF THE VEHICLE.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH.

1989 Mercury Cougar (5/19/1989)

Campaign Number: 89V081000
Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:CALIPER
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: DUE TO CONTACT BETWEEN THE BRAKE CALIPER OF THE INBOARD FRONT WHEEL AND THE FRONT STABILIZER BAR, THERE MAY BE INCREASED BRAKE PEDAL TRAVEL FOLLOWING LOW SPEED TURNING MANEUVERS.
Defect: THIS COULD CAUSE A REDUCTION IN BRAKE PERFORMANCETHAT COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.
Corrective Action: INSTALL ACORN TYPE FRONT SUSPENSION STRUT NUTS TO ELIMINATE STABILIZER BAR TO BRAKE CALIPER CONTACT.

1989 Mercury Cougar (5/19/1989)

Campaign Number: 89V080000
Component Name: SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: IMPROPERLY HEAT TREATED REAR SUSPENSION KNUCKLES COULD EXPERIENCE HIGH MILEAGE FATIGUE CRACKS AND EVENTUAL FRACTURE.
Defect: THIS COULD RESULT IN REAR SUSPENSION FAILURE AT THEAFFECTED WHEEL WITH AN ADVERSE AFFECT ON CONTROL OF THE CAR, WHICH COULDCAUSE AN ACCIDENT.
Corrective Action: REPLACE KNUCKLES THAT HAVE THE AFFECTED LOT CODES.

1989 Mercury Cougar (10/18/1988)

Campaign Number: 88V165000
Component Name: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: PLASTIC ROLLOVER VALVE MOUNTING PLATE MAY NOT BE PROPERLY SEALED TO THE PLASTIC FUEL TANK.
Defect: FUEL OR VAPOR COULD LEAK, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLEFIRE.
Corrective Action: REPLACE FUEL TANK.