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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,500 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Mercury Grand Marquis engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Mercury Grand Marquis Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 072007

Grand Marquis 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis. While driving 35 mph the vehicle shut off. The check engine, battery, and track warning lights illuminated. The contact stated that she had to wait an hour to restart the vehicle. As of August 8, 2007, the dealer has not repaired the vehicle. The current and failure mileages were 73,000.

- Robbins, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 012003

Grand Marquis 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The gears tended to pop, making the vehicle jump forward, as well the engine leaking oil, and increasing the chance of the vehicle to overheat. Taken to dealer for repairs 4 times, but the problem recurred. Consumer was informed that a new engine was needed, but it will be at consumer's expense.

- Marietta, GA, USA

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