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5.1

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,167 miles

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1998 Mercury Grand Marquis transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Mercury Grand Marquis Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 312006

Grand Marquis 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

: the contact stated that the vehicle shifted into reverse after it was put in to park. There was no accident involved. The contact believes this is a manufacturing defect and not something caused by wear and tear. This was the first occurrence and the vehicle has not been inspected by a dealer. Updated 8/16/2006 -

- Fort Washington, MD, USA

problem #5

Oct 012003

Grand Marquis

  • 49,000 miles
Dealer replaced automatic transmission at 49000 miles at cost $1,800 to the consumer.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #4

Dec 272000

(reported on)

Grand Marquis

  • miles
The od light on the dashboard is illuminated and it won't go out unless the vehicle is stopped and restarted, the dealer has stated that no harm could be done with this light being on.

- Little Egg Harbor, NJ, USA

problem #3

Aug 152000

Grand Marquis

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving up a hill shifting into second gear, and when moving pawl back to drive, it won't be able to do so. Also, engine will stall, and there will be no power steering or brakes. Then, shifting to neutral and moving vehicle so that it could start working again.

- Shade Gap, PA, USA

problem #2

May 062000

(reported on)

Grand Marquis

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission surges severel times when going into overdrive.

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Grand Marquis

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission slipped and shuttered on incline at 10 mph.

- Canyon Lak, CA, USA

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