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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,500 miles

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2002 Mercury Cougar seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Mercury Cougar Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 052005

Cougar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles


The contact stated the seat belt clips will not clip. Dealership or manufacturer has not been contacted.

- El Da Rado Hills , CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 252003

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving at 40 mph a vehicle ahead slammed on the brakes and consumer hit the brakes and the vehicle jumped and accelerated which caused consumer's vehicle to hit the vehicle ahead. During this, the driver seat belt did not restrain, and the air bags did not deploy.

- Thomasville, NC, USA

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