1990 MERCURY Cougar

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

3 Recalls for 1990 MERCURY Cougar

Recall Date Component Summary
April 25, 1996 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

THE IGNITION SWITCH COULD EXPERIENCE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH.

May 6, 1991 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

THE NUTS WHICH HOLD WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR TO THE WIPER MODULE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUFFICIENTLY TIGHTENED AND MAY LOOSEN OR COME OFF. THIS CAUSES CHANGED WIPER PATTERNS, OR THE WIPERS MAY JAM IF TWO OF THE THREE NUTS COME OFF.

Remedy:

APPLY TORQUE RETENTION MATERIAL TO WIPER MOTOR STUDS AND NUTS AND RETORQUE.

February 12, 1990 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY:CABLES

BATTERY TO STARTER CABLES ARE LONGER THAN SPECIFIED; EXCESSIVE CABLE LENGTH COULD CONTACT ENGINE DAMPER PULLEY.

Remedy:

REPLACE BATTERY TO STARTER CABLE WITH CORRECT LENGTH CABLE.

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1 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1990 MERCURY Cougar

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87 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1990 MERCURY Cougar

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11112292
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11024160
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11024101
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10558771
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10313173
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 10080252
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WEBBING
ODI Number: 977822
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 969731
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 974149
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 973310
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 971827
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
ODI Number: 962845
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 962716
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 963405
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 959997
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 960392
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 959452
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 959436
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 896788
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 888486
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 873486
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES
ODI Number: 860625
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 851306
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
ODI Number: 851128
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 835893
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
ODI Number: 836198
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 835777
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 833930
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
ODI Number: 826596
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 825809
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
ODI Number: 826502
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP
ODI Number: 820258
SEAT BELTS | STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
ODI Number: 818878
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
ODI Number: 821450
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
ODI Number: 819985
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 819963
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 817349
STEERING:RACK AND PINION:RACK
ODI Number: 814519
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 815339
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 808691
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 809052
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
ODI Number: 805935
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
ODI Number: 807010
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 807696
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 808402
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 808037
STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR
ODI Number: 803998
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ODI Number: 802315
STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR
ODI Number: 801877
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 800933
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WEBBING
ODI Number: 804275
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 785219
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 740927
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 735763
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 734140
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE | SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 730731
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 722951
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 721311
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
ODI Number: 720869
SEAT BELTS:FRONT
ODI Number: 720218
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
ODI Number: 718966
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH | SEATS | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 719214
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR
ODI Number: 719207
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC
ODI Number: 719203
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 718507
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
ODI Number: 707698
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 706835
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 702173
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 601564
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 601988
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 565699
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 565699
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 546132
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 543889
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY
ODI Number: 533060
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
ODI Number: 530409
STEERING
ODI Number: 521645
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
ODI Number: 522869
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 522467
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
ODI Number: 512181
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
ODI Number: 512169
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
ODI Number: 500631
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ODI Number: 810500
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM:SHOES/LININGS
ODI Number: 482618
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 487370
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 506915
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
ODI Number: 506595
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5 Investigations for 1990 MERCURY Cougar

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
STRUCTURE
STRUCTURE
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES
Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

34 Service Alerts for 1990 MERCURY Cougar

Date Description
March 17, 1997 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

BLOWER MOTOR- “CHIRPING” OR “SQUEAKING” FROM BLOWER MOTOR AT LOW SPEEDS. *JD

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March 17, 1997 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

FUEL ECONOMY- CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS VERSUS VEHICLE USAGE. *JD

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May 3, 1999 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

FORD MOTOR COMPANY NOW RECOMMENDS SAE 5W-30 VISCOSITY GRADE FOR SERVICING ANY FORD GASOLINE-POWERED VEHICLE REGARDLESS OF MODEL YEAR. *TT

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November 13, 2000 103600 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

SUBJECT REGARDING CONTAMINATION FROM PRIOR TRANSMISSION CONCERNS OR EXCESS WEAR MAY BE TRAPPED IN THE TRANSMISSION FLUID COOLING SYSTEM. *TT

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January 10, 2000 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

INFORMATION REGARDING THE NEW TRANSMISSION COOLER FLUSHER- SERVICE TIP. *MJS

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April 13, 1998 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

EXPERIENCING A WHINING / BUZZING NOISE IN THE SPEAKERS OF THE ENTERTAINMENT RADIO OR TWO-WAY RADIO. *TT

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April 27, 1998 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

INFORMATION ON A NEW TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHART. *YC

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November 18, 1996 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

WIRING – ELECTRICAL DIODE IDENTIFICATION AND SERVICE REPLACEMENTS. *TW

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November 23, 1998 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

MASS AIR FLOW (MAF)- SENSOR CONTAMINATION- SERVICE TIP. *AK

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November 10, 1997 113000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY

VEHICLES EXHIBITING A “SQUEAKING” OR “CHIRPING” FROM THE BLOWER MOTOR AT LOW BLOWER MOTOR SPEEDS. *YC

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October 1, 1995 036000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP

THE USE OF PETROLEUM-BASED GREASE AS A LUBRICANT IN SERVICING DISC BRAKES IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE BECAUSE IT MAY BE INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE RUBBER MATERIAL USED IN THE DISC BRAKE SYSTEM. IF PETROLEUM-BASED GREASE IS USED TO LUBRICATE ANY PAR

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March 1, 1995 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

REVISED OIL PAN GASKET. *TW

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April 1, 1995 034420 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM:SHOES/LININGS

UNKNOWN

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April 1, 1995 034500 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

UNKNOWN

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April 1, 1995 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

UNKNOWN

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April 1, 1995 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

UNKNOWN

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April 1, 1995 103700 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER

UNKNOWN

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April 1, 1995 113100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY:SOLENOID

UNKNOWN

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April 1, 1995 138800 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:FAN/MOTOR

UNKNOWN

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April 13, 1998 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

A NEW SILICONE GASKET AND SEALANT. *YC

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July 26, 1999 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

INFORMATION ON THE NEW FLUSH AND FILL TOOL AVAILABLE THROUGH ROTUNDA. *TT

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February 1, 1995 136200 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

REVISED WIPER MOTOR. *TW

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November 18, 1996 103700 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER

TORQUE CONVERTER – LEAK TEST PROCEDURE – SERVICE TIP. *TW

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April 13, 1998 190000 TIRES

INFORMATION ON TIRE COMPANY TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE. *YC

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July 1, 1995 062100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY

TEMPERATURE GAUGE – FLUCTUATING AND /OR INACCURATE HIGH READINGS. *SD

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February 1, 1995 136200 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

WIPER MOTOR REPLACEMENT – UPGRADED SERVICE KITS. *TW

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October 21, 1996 131000 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

WINDSHIELD AND INTERIOR GLASS – FOG/FILM. *TW

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March 3, 1997 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

FLUID- TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHARTS. *JD

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August 6, 2001 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

INFORMATION REGARDING TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHARTS. *SLC

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June 14, 1999 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

EXPERIENCING A WHINE / BUZZ TYPE NOISE IN THE SPEAKERS OF THE ENTERTAINMENT RADIO OR TWO-WAY RADIO ON VEHICLES WITH AN IN-TANK ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP. *TT

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March 30, 1998 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

INFORMATION ON A BUZZING OR RATTLE NOISE FROM THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. *TT

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March 1, 1995 034500 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

ROUGHNESS CONCERN DURING BRAKE APPLICATION. *TW

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March 18, 1998 034500 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

THE USE OF PETROLEUM-BASED GREASE AS A LUBRICANT IN SERVICING DISC BRAKES IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE. *YC

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December 16, 1996 103700 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER

TRANSAXLE – TORQUE CONVERTER REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES AND TORQUE CONVERTER/TRANSAXLE COOLING SYSTEM CLEANING PROCEDURES – SERVICE TIP. *TW

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1990 MERCURY Cougar

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