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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 1
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2001 Mercury Cougar seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Mercury Cougar Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 042003

(reported on)

Cougar 6-cyl

  • miles


The vehicle was involved in a collision while driving at 55 mph. Upon impact, the air bags failed to deployed. The driver died as a result.

- Pearl Harbor, HI, USA

problem #2

Apr 262003

Cougar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle was involved in an accident and the air bags failed to deploy. The consumer was concerned that all bf goodrich tires failed on slippery conditions. Dot # unknown.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 242001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was doing 65 mph when a truck pulled in front and consumer hit truck from the rear. Vehicle was not considered a total loss, and the air bags did not deploy. Contacted dealer, and the dealer said bumper did not hit hard enough. Consumer sustained permanent injuries because of accident.

- Aoamogordo, NM, USA

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