hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
155,111 miles

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2001 Mercury Cougar fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Mercury Cougar Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 232015


  • 59,800 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Mercury Cougar. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle failed to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The engine check warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel delivery module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04V421000(fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 59,800.

- East Hartford, CT, USA

problem #3

Apr 012015

Cougar 6-cyl

  • 159,000 miles
Car started hesitating and lost power then stalled out causing traffic to get backed up.

- Reedsville , WV, USA

problem #2

Jan 012013


  • 151,645 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Mercury Cougar. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle suddenly started to hesitate and stalled. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in recall NHTSA campaign number: 04V421000 (fuel system, gasoline). The failure mileage was 151,645.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 162012


  • 250,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Mercury Cougar. The vehicle was included in the recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 04V421000 (fuel system, gasoline) and was repaired. After sometime the vehicle would not start or would stall intermittently. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 250,000.

- Turlock, CA, USA

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