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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
156,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2001 Mercury Cougar accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2001 Mercury Cougar Owner Comments

problem #1

May 052014

Cougar LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 156,000 miles


Afraid that the key will shut itself off while driving. Just bought the car and previous owner put in a new ignition. I feel that this is probably why. The first two months no problem but not driven daily. Now it sticks most times and I am afraid to drive it as I might get stranded somewhere. Sometimes I can't get the key in and other times it won't come out. Sometimes it gets stuck half way in. It feels like something is grabbing the key inside the switch. So far I have been able to get it out or in by wiggling the key quite hard and praying. Everything else on the car is like a brand new one.

Since the precious owner must have had a problem with the ignition, I am wondering if there is a recall on this vehicle?

- , Fort Gratiot, MI, USA

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