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NHTSA — Power Train: Driveline: Driveshaft Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
125 miles

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2001 Mercury Grand Marquis drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Mercury Grand Marquis Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 012001

Grand Marquis 8-cyl

  • 125 miles


While driving at 40 mph, the vehicle shimmied in the front. The vehicle was taken to the dealership, where the mechanic re-balanced and aligned the tires. The problem still existed after being taken to an independent mechanic. This was an on going problem since the beginning of purchase. The consumer had an adjudication to take the vehicle back to the dealership. The vehicle had been back to the dealer on many occasions for the shimmy in the front. The dealership replaced all four tires and the driveshaft assembly. The vehicle developed an oil leak that was also ongoing, so the dealer replaced the oil pan/oil pan gasket and the rear main crank shaft seal. The ignition coil assembly had to be replaced as well. When the weather was cold, the hood would not pop open and the right front door did not close properly.

- Lynn, MA, USA

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