MERCURY MONTEGO 1976: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Make : MERCURY Model : MONTEGO Year : 1976
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 77V232000
Date Owner's Notified: 1978-03-20 Date Received by ODI: 1977-12-28 Date Added to Database: 1979-10-12
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2488
Summary:
      THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY CONTAIN FRONT PARK/TURN SIGNAL LAMP ASSEMBLIES THAT MAY BE IN NON-COMPLIANCE TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT". THE NON-COMPLIANCE EXISTS BECAUSE OF A POSSIBLE SEPARATION BETWEEN THE LAMP LENS AND LAMP HOUSING DUE TO VIBRATION. THIS SEPARATION COULD ALLOW MOISTURE AND DIRT ACCUMULATION TO OCCUR INSIDE THE LAMP ASSEMBLY.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL INSTALL A NEW FRONT PARK/TURN SIGNAL LAMP ON EACH HEADLIGHT DOOR WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: OVSC V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 108
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: LIGHTING AND COMMUNICATIONS; FRONT PARK/TURN SIGNAL LAMPS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: OVER A PERIOD OF TIME, THIS ACCUMULATION COULD REDUCELIGHT OUTPUT, CREATING AN UNSAFE SITUATION WHICH COULD CONTRIBUTE TO ANACCIDENT.