3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,900 miles

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2001 Mercury Cougar electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Mercury Cougar Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 282003

Cougar 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 36,900 miles

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

Just over 36,000 miles, the alternator completely failed leaving myself and a passenger stranded more than 50 miles away from home. Due to the fact that the warranty expired at 36,000 miles the local dealerships all refused to assist me with this matter forcing me to pay to replace the alternator. Furthermore, I was informed by several mechanics that a reasonable time estimate on an alternator is 100,000 miles.

- Pacheco, CA, USA

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