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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,750 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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2001 Mercury Grand Marquis engine problems

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2001 Mercury Grand Marquis Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 102007

Grand Marquis

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles


TL - the vehicle was a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis. While driving the gas pedal became stuck. The vehicle then side swiped two other vehicles. The vehicle went off the road and hit a tree. The passenger side front was damaged. The air bags did not deploy. The failure mileage was 25,000. The passenger and driver sustained injuries. The vehicle was towed. Pictures were taken, and a police report was filed.

- Brick, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jun 072004

Grand Marquis

  • 25,000 miles
While applying brakes vehicle accelerated. As a result, the vehicle collided into a cement wall at 80 mph. Air bags deployed. Occupants wer both taken to intensive care unit.

- Danvers, MA, USA

problem #2

Apr 172004

Grand Marquis 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Sudden acceleration.

- Tarzana, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 262002

Grand Marquis

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle and upon backing out of driveway consumers foot slipped off gas pedal, could not find brake pedal to stop vehicle. Consumer hit a parked vehicle. Consumers foot became engaged with the ledge of the gas pedal as he was attempting to put on brakes while backing out of the driveway.

- Hillsborough, NJ, USA

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