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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,708 miles

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2001 Mercury Grand Marquis electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Mercury Grand Marquis Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 052004

Grand Marquis 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles


While driving 35 mph, the consumer heard a loud noise coming from the front of the vehicle. It vibrated uncontrollably. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle and drove it to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic determined that the coil needed to be replaced. The dealer replaced the #6 coil because the engine light illuminated.

- Freehold, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jun 282004

Grand Marquis 8-cyl

  • miles
This Mercury Grand Marquis ls has had 4 failures of coil packs. These can cause servious damage to auto by puting the auto out of balance or stranding you on the highway. This auto has had several failures that resulted in costly repairs, and no recall existed when in fact this is a very very common problem on all marques. Research says that all Ford made in Canada have serious electrical problems due to inferior parts which I presume are imported. I do have old parts for your inspection from one of the replaced coils. One dealer in dallas refused to provide old parts. I do have receipts for all repairs.

- Lubbock, TX, USA

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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