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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Mercury Cougar engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Mercury Cougar Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 152002

Cougar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles


2001 Mercury Cougar. Since I have owned this car I have replace the engine at 65,000 miles, left front wheel bearing at 70,000 miles, right front wheel bearing is on its way out at 100,000 miles along with a plugged catalytic converter, and transmission slippage. A/C also failed at 115,000 miles.

- Casnovia, MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 022002


  • miles
Ongoing problem with engine stalling at multiple speed. Vehicle been to dealer on three occasions, and problem still reoccurring. Feel free to provide any further infromation.

- Minford, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 022002


  • miles
Traveling 70mph on interstate 75 South car just caught fire in the middle lane. Car just stopped in the middle lane. Fire started from the engine and shot to the rear of the car. State farm insurance co., the service manager at the dealership, and a representative for Ford Motor Co., all stated that the car has a manufacturer's defect which cause the engine to separate. The car was serviced at the dealership that same day ( engine light had came on) and released as repaired.

- Conley, GA, USA

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