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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,988 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.

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2001 Mercury Cougar engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Mercury Cougar Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 232016


  • 69,900 miles


Over past few weeks loosing acceleration especially on inclines and highway entrance ramps causing near collission as I can't speed up to highway speed and car behind me must brake at fast speeds. Engine light on. Mechanic says can't fix and contact Ford. My VIN # does not bring up recall but it matches recall notice summary stating contamination of filter in fuel delivery module (FDM) thi recall state 1999-2002 Cougar.mine is 2001 bought new, under 70,000 mi with new fuel pump. This has been going on for weeks and scared to drive my only car. Please help.

- East Hartford, CT, USA

problem #1

Feb 282003


  • 20,075 miles
The vehicle experienced sudden acceleration.

- Cassville, GA, USA

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