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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 1
Average Mileage:
84,000 miles

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2001 Mercury Grand Marquis seat belts / air bags problems

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2001 Mercury Grand Marquis Owner Comments

problem #10

Dec 242015

Grand Marquis

  • 97,000 miles


1 passenger seat belt not functioning properly 2 speed control not working 3 passenger side headlight not working in low beam only high beam

- Ridgewood, NY, USA

problem #9

Oct 262012

Grand Marquis

  • 133,000 miles
Driving down the highway, seat belt on, when all of a sudden the seat belt unlatches itself. This has happened over and over. In the meantime, I went on the internet to see if there had been any recalls of the Grand Marquis. Sure enough, there is one on the seat belt. I called Ford right away, went in and set up an appointment. Ford claims there is no recall on my vehicle. It is a 2001, and I just recently bought it from a family member. Just prior to all of this happening, I was hit while waiting at a red light in my small Honda. Ironically, if it wasn't for the fact that my son and I had on seat belts, we would have been seriously injured. Now, I'm depending on the Grand Marquis to get around. Imagine how I feel knowing that there is a defective seat belt around me that isn't secure.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #8

Aug 202009

Grand Marquis

  • 215,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis. The contact stated that the driver side seat belt would not latch. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the latch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 215,000.

- Rolla, MO, USA

problem #7

Jan 062011

Grand Marquis 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis ls. The contact stated that the front driver side seat belt buckle failed to latch securely. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they informed that the buckle assembly would need to be replaced. There was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 01V227001 (seat belts front: Buckle assembly); however, the VIN was not included in the recall. The technician ordered the part, and informed that when the part became available the vehicle would be repaired. The failure mileage was 98,000. Updated 03/07/11 updated 03/14/11

- Blue Island , IL, USA

problem #6

Mar 282010

Grand Marquis

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis. The contact stated that while driving the seat belt disengaged from the buckle. The owner stated that the seat belts have been checked and was told that there was no failure found. Ford stated that the seat belt repair would cost $270 at the owners expense. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was approximately 55,000. The VIN was unknown.

- Glen Arm , MD, USA

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problem #5

Aug 182009

Grand Marquis

  • 97,000 miles
The driver seat belt buckle on my 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis unbuckles on its own. I buckle up, pull on it, and start out on the road. Next thing I know is the buckle comes apart and then its just a repeat of the same thing for the rest of the trip. Took the vehicle to cortese in rochester, NY and was told there was no recall on it. They buckled the belt but couldn't get it to fail in the shop. If I have an accident I will sue based on all the issues I am seeing on this site, and Ford's unwilling to fix it. I bought the car a year and a half ago and it has been an off and on problem. I have 97,000 miles on it.

- Penfield, NY, USA

problem #4

Feb 112009

Grand Marquis 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis. The contact stated that the passenger side seat belt buckle will not latch and stay locked. The contact went to the dealer and they stated that there was no recall on the seat belts; however, the insurance company stated otherwise. The failure mileage was 70,000. Updated 03/23/09. Updated 03/23/09.

- Seneca, SC, USA

problem #3

Jan 292009

Grand Marquis

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis. The contact started the ignition and noticed that the driver's side front seat belt failed to latch. The failure occurred without warning. The authorized dealer was notified and the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for inspection. The technician discovered NHTSA campaign id number 01V227001 (seat belts; front buckle assembly); however, the VIN was excluded from the recall. The vehicle has not been repaired. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 55,000.

- Fairfax , VA, USA

problem #2

Apr 302003

Grand Marquis 8-cyl

  • miles
Fatal accident in 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis resulting from vehicle rollover. The highway patrol concluded that the driver was not wearing seat belt. The driver was killed as a result of injuries sustained when he was ejected from his vehicle. After the accident deceased family learned of a seat belt buckle recall (01V227001). The deceased had taken the vehicle to have the recall repaired on Nov 21 2002 and the dealer determined that the buckle did not need to be replaced. After the accident a Ford tool test was performed and it was determined that the buckle had failed.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Dec 152001

Grand Marquis

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Consistent problem with turn signal and air-conditioning malfunction. Fuse blows-no turn signal or air conditioning. Possible electrical problem and safety/fire hazard. Cerame dealership in St. Louis, mo has not been unable to locate the problem. Dealership service has replaced one wire and a sensor. Problem still exists. Taking vehicle back to dealership to resolve 6/23/03.

- Florissant, MO, USA

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