1996 MERCURY Mountaineer

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2 Recalls for 1996 MERCURY Mountaineer

Recall Date Component Summary
April 30, 1997 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 5.0L ENGINES ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF ALASKA, IDAHO, IOWA, MAINE, MICHIGAN (UPPER PENINSULA ONLY), MINNESOTA, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, VERMONT, WISCONSIN, AND WYOMING. THESE VEHICLES, WHEN OPERATED FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS AND TEMPERATURES BELOW -20 DEGREES FARENHEIT, DO NOT RETURN TO IDLE DUE TO ICE IN THE THROTTLE BODY.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A REVISED PCV SYSTEM WITH WATER HEATED VACUUM SOURCE.

August 21, 2000 TIRES:TREAD/BELT

TIRE DESCRIPTION: FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT, SIZE P235/75R15, PRODUCED AT THE DECATUR, ILLINOIS TIRE PLANT AND ALL FIRESTONE RADIAL ATX AND RADIAL ATX II TIRES, SIZE P235/75R15. OPERATION OF THESE TIRES AT LOW INFLATION PRESSURES, HIGH SPEED, AND IN HOT WEATHER, CAN CONTRIBUTE TO SEPARATION OF THE TIRE TREAD.

Remedy:

THE REPLACEMENT/REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM FOR THIS CAMPAIGN EXPIRED ON AUGUST 29, 2001. HOWEVER, CUSTOMERS SHOULD CONTACT FIRESTONE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-465-1904 FOR POSSIBLE ASSISTANCE.

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0 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1996 MERCURY Mountaineer

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3 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1996 MERCURY Mountaineer

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 855301
TIRES:TREAD/BELT
ODI Number: 735972
TIRES
ODI Number: 728356
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54 Service Alerts for 1996 MERCURY Mountaineer

Date Description
October 1, 1996 114100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD

VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE UNEXPLAINED MIL LIGHT CODES &/OR IRREGULAR SHIFTING (A4LD). THE -12A581- (95-96) OR -12B637- (97) WIRE LOOM IS COMING INTO CONTACT W/ THE CENTER WIPER ACCESS PLATE LWR CTR. *TT

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October 1, 1996 190000 TIRES

FIRESTONE P235 TIRES MAY EXHIBIT A HIGH FREQUENCY VIBRATION AT 65-75 MPH. *TT

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June 1, 1999 106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE AXLE WIND UP AND / OR CLUNKING, POPPING, RATCHETING TYPE NOISES WHEN MAKING CORNERING MANEUVERS ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A FOUR WHEEL DRIVE HI OR LOW RANGE MODE. *TT

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March 1, 2001 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

INFORMATION ON REPLACING A GEM MODULE ON 4X4 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4.0L SOHC, OHV AND THE NEUTRAL TOW KIT. *TT

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May 1, 1997 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

ENGINEERING IS INVESTIGATING REAR CRANKSHAFT OIL LEAKS. *TW

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April 1, 2000 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

INFORMATION REGARDING PUMP ALIGNMENT TOOLS. **MR

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April 1, 1998 500000 CHILD SEAT

CONCERNS WITH BUILT-IN REAR CHILD SAFETY SEAT MAY NOT EASILY ACCOMMODATE SOME CHILDREN. *YC

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March 1, 1999 104000 POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)

EXPERIENCING A WHINNING NOISE FROM THE TRANSFER CASE. *TT

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September 1, 1999 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

INFORMATION REGARDING CAMSHAFT POSITION (CMP) SENSOR ALIGNMENT TOOL CHART. *MJS

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September 1, 1999 354600 EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:WRECKER AND WHEEL LIFT DEVICES

INFORMATION REGARDING NEUTRAL TOW KIT AVAILABILITY. *MJS

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September 1, 1999 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

SOME SERVICE MANUALS MAY LIST THE INCORRECT CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR ALIGNMENT TOOL FOR VEHICLES WITH VARIOUS ENGINE SIZES. *TT

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October 1, 1999 020000 SUSPENSION

EXHIBITING VERY LIGHT STEERING VIBRATION / SHIMMY / NIBBLE AT ENGINE IDLE OR LOW SPEEDS. *TT

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October 1, 1999 022110 SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS

EXHIBITING A SQUEAK TYPE NOISE FROM THE REAR STABILIZER BAR WHILE DRIVING, ESPECIALLY WHEN GOING OVER BUMPS. *TT

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October 1, 1999 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CONDITION OF NO 4X4 LOW RANGE ENGAGEMENT OR A STUCK IN 4X4 LOW RANGE, WITH NO (DTC) DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE STORED IN THE GEM. *TT

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October 1, 1999 354600 EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:WRECKER AND WHEEL LIFT DEVICES

VEHICLES EQUIPPED THE NEUTRAL TOW FEATURE, BE AWARE THAT WHEN THE NEUTRAL TOW FEATURE IS ENABLED AND THE CUSTOMER PLACES THE VEHICLE INTO THE NEUTRAL MODE, THE NEUTRAL TOW INDICATOR WILL GO OUT WHEN THE GEM GOES TO SLEEP. *TT

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November 1, 1999 103400 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT

ALL 4X4 VEHICLES WITH ELECTRONIC SHIFT ONTHE FLY TRANSFER CASES WILL DISPLAY CONTACT PLATE PIDS OPPOSITE OF THE 1999 OR EARLIER WORKSHOP MANUAL INDICATES WHEN USING NGS WITH 15.0 LEVEL OR LATER SOFTWARE. *TT

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January 1, 2000 104000 POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)

SOME ALL WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A LOW SPEED WHINING NOISE FROM THE TRANSFER CASE. *MJS

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September 1, 1998 021000 SUSPENSION:FRONT

STEERING WHEEL SHIMMIES, VIBRATION OR GRUNT ON SLOW SPEED TURNS..

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June 1, 1999 063130 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)

SAFETY RECALL LETTER INFORMING OWNERS OF MODIFICATION TO THE POSITIVE CRANKCASE VENTILATION (PCV) SYSTEM. *TT

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May 1, 1999 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

SUBJECT REGARDING POSITIVE CRANKCASE VENTILATION (PCV) TUBE MODIFICATION. *TT

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April 1, 2003 022000 SUSPENSION:REAR

VARIOUS NOISE ISSUES FROM THE REAR LEAF SPRINGS WHILE DRIVING. *TT

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May 1, 1997 116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

DTC P0402 IN MEMORY UNDER INVESTIGATION BY ENGINEERING. *TW

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October 1, 1996 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

FOR CONCERNS OF STALLING, REFLASH PCM W/ 1996 CALIBRATION (R11 LEVEL). *TT

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November 1, 1998 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A HARD START/LONG CRANK, COLD START STALL, COLD ROUGH IDLE CONCERN. *MJS

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November 1, 1998 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

REPEAT MESSAGE REGARDING ENGINE STALLING *TT

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April 1, 2000 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE AN OIL LEAK AT THE REAR CRANKSHAFT AREA AFTER SERVICE. **MR

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April 1, 2000 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE AN OIL LEAK AT THE REAR CRANKSHAFT AREA AFTER SERVICE. **MR

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April 1, 1998 036000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP

CONCERNS WITH FALSE ABS ACTIVATION WHILE LIGHT BRAKING AT LOW SPEEDS. *YC

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April 1, 1998 036400 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP:ABS WARNING LIGHT

CONCERNS WITH FALSE ABS ACTIVATION WHILE LIGHT BRAKING AT LOW SPEEDS. *YC

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April 1, 1998 103400 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT

CONDITIONS WITH AXLE WIND-UP ON TIGHT TURNS WITH CONTROL TRAC TRANSFER CASE. *YC

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February 1, 2000 350000 EQUIPMENT

INFORMATION ON 5R55E – 4R55E – 4R44E PUMP ALIGNMENT TOOLS. *TT

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February 1, 2000 354600 EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:WRECKER AND WHEEL LIFT DEVICES

SUBJECT REGARDING NEUTRAL TOW INOPERATIVE AFTER GEM REPLACEMENT. *TT

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September 1, 1999 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE PO420. *TT

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July 1, 2002 010000 STEERING

EXPERIENCING A CLICKING / POPPING NOISE FROM THE UPPER STEERING COLUMN AREA WHEN TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL. *TT

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October 1, 1996 105300 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A VIBRATION DURING WIDE OPEN THROTTLE ACCELERATION OR WHILE CRUISING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS. REVISED FRONT DRIVESHAFT. *TT

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October 1, 1996 073100 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL

REVISED HOSE PART# F6HZ-9J291-A HAS BEEN DEVELOPED TO REPLACE HOSE THAT SHOWS SIGNS OF DETERIORATION, CRACKS MAY APPEAR IN THE OUTER COVERING OF THE HOSE. *TT

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December 1, 1998 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

BRIEF INFORMATION REGARDING ENGINE STALL CONDITION. *TT

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December 1, 1998 020000 SUSPENSION

INFORMATION ON VEHICLES EXHIBITING STEERING WHEEL SHIMMY, VIBRATION OR GRUNT ON SLOW SPEED TURNS. *TT

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November 1, 1998 190000 TIRES

INFORMATION ON SETTING THE TIRE INFLATION PRESSURE FOR 1991 THROUGH 1999 MODEL YEAR VEHICLES IN THE PRE-DELIVERY PROCESS AND DURING MAINTENANCE INTERVALS. *TT

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September 1, 1999 354600 EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:WRECKER AND WHEEL LIFT DEVICES

INFORMATION REGARDING NEUTRAL TOW KIT AVAILABLE. *MJS

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September 1, 2000 021220 SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:TORSION BAR

INFORMATION REGARDING FRONT SWAY BAR LINK . *YH

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September 1, 2001 034000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

CONCERNS WITH HIGH BRAKE PEDAL FORCE TO STOP AFTER ROTOR MACHINING. *TT

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August 1, 1998 020000 SUSPENSION

STEERING WHEEL SHIMMY, VIBRATION OR GRUNT ON SLOW SPEED TURNS. *TT

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August 1, 1998 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

BRIEF INFORMATION FOR VEHICLES EXHIBITING ENGINE STALL. *TT

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April 17, 2000 022000 SUSPENSION:REAR

SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 5.0L ENGINE MAY EXHIBIT A RUBBING NOISE DURING RIGHT HAND TURNS FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. **MR

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April 17, 2000 106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 5.0L ENGINE MAY EXHIBIT A RUBBING NOISE DURING RIGHT HAND TURNS FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. **MR

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November 1, 1999 015000 STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

EXPERIENCING VERY LIGHT STEERING VIBRATION / SHIMMY / NIBBLE AT ENGINE IDLE OR LOW SPEEDS (PARKING LOT TYPE MANEUVERS). *TT

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November 1, 1999 103100 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

ALL VEHICLES WITH ELECTRONIC SHIFT ON THE FLY TRANSFER CASES WILL DISPLAY CONTACT PLATE PIDS OPPOSITE OF WHAT THE 1999 OR EARLIER WORKSHOP MANUAL INDICATES WHEN USING NGS WITH 15.0 LEVEL OR LATER SOFTWARE. *TT

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April 1, 2001 106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

CONCERNS WITH VEHICLES EXHBIT FLUID LEAKAGE FROM THE FRONT AXLE VENT TUBE. *TT

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April 1, 2001 106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

SOME 4X4 VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A FLUID LEAK FROM THE FRONT AXLE VENT TUBE. *TT

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November 1, 1998 116300 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT:CONTROL MODULE

SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH PATS (SECURILOCK) EXCEPT CERTAIN MODELS NOW HAVE AVAILABILITY OF FLEET KEYS THROUGH ROTUNDA. *MJS

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November 1, 1998 021000 SUSPENSION:FRONT

REVISED MESSAGE REGARDING STEERING WHEEL SHIMMY, VIBRATION OR GRUNT ON SLOW SPEED TURNS ACTION ON SOHC EQUIPPED VEHICLES, PERFORM TSB 98-21-01. *TT

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May 1, 1999 190000 TIRES

INFORMATION ON MAINTAINING TIRE PRESSURE. *TT

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May 1, 1997 020000 SUSPENSION

WHEN PERFORMING TSB 97-4-9, DO NOT USE A BAFFLE TO CORRECT HTE ISSUE, USE THE REVISED AXLE COVER PLATE. *TW

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