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NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition: Switch Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
156,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Mercury Cougar electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Mercury Cougar Owner Comments

problem #1

May 052014

Cougar 6-cyl

  • 156,000 miles


Key sticks in ignition switch. Sometimes halfway in or out. Afraid to drive as it will probably make car unable to start or take out ignition key. I am also wondering if this could happen while driving, such as shutting itself off.

- Fort Gratiot, MI, USA

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