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NHTSA — Structure: Frame And Members: Underbody Shields Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 miles

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1998 Mercury Grand Marquis body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Mercury Grand Marquis Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 142002

Grand Marquis 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles


The whole car would rattle if you would hit a bump like it was going to fall apart took it to a trusted repair shop they said it was body mounts the car only had 15,000 miles on it the dealer said that the body mounts are not under warranty then I had to pay $900 to replace them. I am very upset and will never buy another Ford product!!!!

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

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