1996 Mercury Cougar Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for your vehicle. Change vehicle

Search by VIN

Get the status of recalls on your car.

Search By:

Enter all letters and numbers

Enter a valid 5-digit ZIP code.

NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

  • Recall Number
    96V007000
    Recall Date
    01/16/1996
    Component
    EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER
    Summary

    UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, THE CLIMATE CONTROL BLOWER DOES NOT OPERATE AS INTENDED. THE BLOWER COULD (1) STICK ON "HIGH;" (2) OPERATE ERRATICALLY WITH BLOWER OUTPUT VARYING BETWEEN NO BLOWER AND MAXIMUM BLOWER; OR (3) NOT OPERATE AT ALL DUE TO MALFUNCTION OF THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL MODULE.

    Consequence

    BLOWER MALFUNCTIONS LIMITING OR STOPPING OUTPUT CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT WINDSHIELD DEFROSTING AND DEFOGGING PERFORMANCE INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

    What Owners Should Do

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEMI-AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL MODULES WITH MODULES CONTAINING REVISED SOFTWARE.

  • Recall Number
    96V070000
    Recall Date
    04/22/1996
    Component
    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
    Summary

    WHEN IN THE SECONDARY LATCHED POSITION, THE DRIVER DOOR LATCHES MAY OPEN WHEN SUBJECTED TO TRANSVERSE LOADS LESS THAN THAT SPECIFIED IN FMVSS NO. 206, "DOOR LOCKS AND DOOR RETENTION COMPONENTS."

    Consequence

    THE DRIVER'S DOOR, WHEN CLOSED ONLY TO THE SECONDARY LATCHED POSITION, MAY NOT SUSTAIN A 1,000 POUND TRANSVERSE LOAD.

    What Owners Should Do

    DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE DRIVER DOOR LATCH.

What Should You Do?

Contact your dealer as soon as possible
Every recall is serious, so it’s important that you contact an authorized service center as soon as possible to make an appointment to get it fixed.

Interested in learning more? Check out our Maintenance 101 tips or the terms glossary.

How Would You Review This Vehicle?

Consumer Review Rating

5.0

Average based on 3 reviews

Write a Review

Research the 1996 Mercury Cougar