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1977 Mercury Comet Recall Information

Component

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

NHTSA Campaign ID77V045000
SummaryTHE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH LEFT DOOR LOCK ASSEMBLIES THAT CONTAIN PAWL SPRING RETAINERS THAT WERE NOT PRODUCED TO ENGINEERING SPECIFICATIONS. CONSEQUENTLY, THE SPRING COULD BREAK, CAUSING THE LATCH PAWL TO DISENGAGE FROM THE LATCH CAM.
RemedyDEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, INSTALL A NEW PAWL SPRING AND CORRECT THE FLANGE ALIGNMENT, WITHOUT CHARGE.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: STRUCTURE; DOOR ASSEMBLY, LATCHES AND HOOKS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: SHOULD DISENGAGEMENT OCCUR WHILE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION,THE DOOR COULD OPEN AND A PASSENGER COULD FALL FROM THE VEHICLE AND BESERIOUSLY INJURED.

Component

STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

Manufacturer

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

NHTSA Campaign ID77V218000
SummaryON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES, THE MANUAL STEERING GEARS MAY CONTAIN STEERING GEAR RECIRCULATORY BALLS THAT COULD FRACTURE. THIS FRACTURING IS A RESULT OF IMPROPER HEAT-TREATMENT DURING MANUFACTURE AND CAN EVENTUALLY CAUSE INCREASED STEERING EFFORT.
RemedyTHE DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE BALL BEARINGS OF THE STEERING GEAR, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS.SYSTEM: STEERING; STEERING GEAR RECIRCULATORY BALLS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: UNDER CONTINUED OPERATION, LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL,LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, AND AN ACCIDENT COULD OCCUR.NOTE: INCREASED STEERING EFFORTS WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN AUDIBLE POPPING ORGRINDING NOISE AND MOMENTARY STEERING HANG-UP. IF ANY OF THESE CONDITIONS AREEXPERIENCED, THE VEHICLE SHOULD NOT BE OPERATED.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated January 2021


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