Recalls

Find the latest 2000 Mercury Mountaineer recalls as issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Manufacturers.

Dates of Manufacture June 2000
Dates of Manufacture September 1998 - September 1999
Manufacturer Recall No. 00S04
Manufacturer Recall No. 00S17
Models Involved Explorer, Mountaineer
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 00V072
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 00V179
Potential Number of Units Affected 208903
Potential Number of Units Affected 3002
Remedy Dealers will install a resistor in the GEM circuit. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began April 15, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy Dealers will replace the side crash sensors with a revised design that will reduce the likelihood of an unexpected side air bag deployment. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began July 24, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford t 1-800-392-3673.
Summary Certain 4-door sport utility vehicles equipped with side air bags have a revised level side crash sensor that could deploy the side air bag if the ignition key is in the "run" position and the seatbelt webbing is forcibly extracted from a locked retractor with a jerking motion. Inadvertent side air bag deployment could cause personal injury to the seat occupant.
Summary Sport utility vehicles equipped with 4.0L engines and All-time 4-Wheel Drive (A4WD) powertrains. The generic electronic module (GEM) could experience a condition referred to as "lock-up" in which the GEM controlled electronic functions (e.g., front windshield wipers, interior lights, 4x4 system, etc.) could not be turned ON or, in some cases if the function is ON, could not be turned OFF.
Dates of Manufacture June 2000
Dates of Manufacture September 1998 - September 1999
Manufacturer Recall No. 00S04
Manufacturer Recall No. 00S17
Models Involved Explorer, Mountaineer
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 00V072
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 00V179
Potential Number of Units Affected 208903
Potential Number of Units Affected 3002
Remedy Dealers will install a resistor in the GEM circuit. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began April 15, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy Dealers will replace the side crash sensors with a revised design that will reduce the likelihood of an unexpected side air bag deployment. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began July 24, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford t 1-800-392-3673.
Summary Certain 4-door sport utility vehicles equipped with side air bags have a revised level side crash sensor that could deploy the side air bag if the ignition key is in the "run" position and the seatbelt webbing is forcibly extracted from a locked retractor with a jerking motion. Inadvertent side air bag deployment could cause personal injury to the seat occupant.
Summary Sport utility vehicles equipped with 4.0L engines and All-time 4-Wheel Drive (A4WD) powertrains. The generic electronic module (GEM) could experience a condition referred to as "lock-up" in which the GEM controlled electronic functions (e.g., front windshield wipers, interior lights, 4x4 system, etc.) could not be turned ON or, in some cases if the function is ON, could not be turned OFF.
Dates of Manufacture June 2000
Dates of Manufacture September 1998 - September 1999
Manufacturer Recall No. 00S04
Manufacturer Recall No. 00S17
Models Involved Explorer, Mountaineer
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 00V072
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 00V179
Potential Number of Units Affected 208903
Potential Number of Units Affected 3002
Remedy Dealers will install a resistor in the GEM circuit. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began April 15, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Remedy Dealers will replace the side crash sensors with a revised design that will reduce the likelihood of an unexpected side air bag deployment. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began July 24, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford t 1-800-392-3673.
Summary Certain 4-door sport utility vehicles equipped with side air bags have a revised level side crash sensor that could deploy the side air bag if the ignition key is in the "run" position and the seatbelt webbing is forcibly extracted from a locked retractor with a jerking motion. Inadvertent side air bag deployment could cause personal injury to the seat occupant.
Summary Sport utility vehicles equipped with 4.0L engines and All-time 4-Wheel Drive (A4WD) powertrains. The generic electronic module (GEM) could experience a condition referred to as "lock-up" in which the GEM controlled electronic functions (e.g., front windshield wipers, interior lights, 4x4 system, etc.) could not be turned ON or, in some cases if the function is ON, could not be turned OFF.