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6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,300.00
Average Mileage:
28,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced at garage, out of warranty, Ford covered 75% (1 reports)
1999 Mercury Cougar steering problems

steering problem

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1999 Mercury Cougar Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 112002

(reported on)

Cougar

  • 28,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Steering rack leaked - car undriveable. Garage took car in for a week. Repair cost 900 (UK pounds). Interestingly, Mercury (Cougar badged as Ford in the UK) used an alternate steering rack part from mid 1999 onwards. The steering rack was said (by Ford in writing) as having a manufacturing defect that was present from manufacture. My vehicle was out of warranty although Ford UK paid 75% of the repair cost. Has anyone else had this problem ?

- , Camberley, Surrey, England

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