MERCURY CAPRI 1971: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER

Make : MERCURY Model : CAPRI Year : 1971
Build Dates : 1970-08-01 - 1973-08-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 79V268000
Date Owner's Notified: 1980-03-12 Date Received by ODI: 1979-12-20 Date Added to Database: 1980-01-14
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 152000
Summary:
      THE RECLINING SEAT ASSEMBLIES MAY HAVE A POOR QUALITY OR A MISSING WELD IN THE SEAT BACK FRAME. THIS COULD CAUSE ADDITIONAL LOADING ON OTHER SUPPORTIVE ELEMENTS IN THE SEAT WHICH COULD RESULT IN LOOSENING AND EVENTUAL BREAKAGE OF THE SEAT BACK.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL MAKE THE NECESSARY STRUCTURAL MODIFICATIONS TO THE DRIVER"S SIDE SEAT BACK.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: INTERIOR; SEAT BACK RECLINER.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF THE SEAT BACK SHOULD BREAK, THE DRIVER COULD BEINJURED OR LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, AND AN ACCIDENT COULD OCCUR.