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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Mercury Grand Marquis steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Mercury Grand Marquis Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 072006

Grand Marquis 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


My 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis at slow speed had the passenger side tie rod end fail and fall off causing complete loss of steering. This happened at a slow speed luckily no accident. Car towed to Ford dealer. Replaced all four tie rod ends. Cost $400. Car had 50,000 miles, this was a factory defect. This is a sealed unit requiring no grease or maintenance. I replaced with greased tie rodends.I believe this should be a recalled part.

- Horseheads, NY, USA

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