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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,000 miles

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2001 Mercury Cougar fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Mercury Cougar Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 172004

Cougar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles


I have experienced loss of power as if my car was not getting gas several times in the past 1 1/2 years. Dealer replaced the dpfe unit. Good for 4 months. Stalled out. We replaced the fuel filter. Did not work, still experienced the problem. Stalled out on the road again, had to be towed. Took to dealer again. They replaced the dpfe unit again. Still experiencing the problem. Also, experienced a problem with the fuel registering after filling the car up, it still read empty. Still having the problem with hesitation and stalling out. The dealer is going to replace the fuel pump. Since I received the letter of recall.

- Hubbard, OH, USA

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