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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,953 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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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis accessories - interior problems

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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 052016

Grand Marquis

  • 73,900 miles


A spring in the driver's seat belt buckle failed, causing the airbag light on the instrument panel to illuminate and deactivate the air bag system in the event of a front impact requiring air bag deployment. The seat belt and buckle was required to be replaced. The air bag light illuminated every time the driver fastens the seat belt. The airbag light stays on and would not go off when the driver fastens the seat belt. The dealer traced this to a faulty seat belt latch. From reading on owners┐ blogs of this model, over several years including my model year, my problem does not appear to be a unique or rare occurrence. The most common causes are worn or broken springs on the switch in the seat belt latch. The switch in the seat belt latch not recognizing the driver in the driver's seat with the seat belt fastened causes the light to go on and deactivate the airbag restraint system for the driver. This safety item should be a model recall.

- Swansea, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 052003

Grand Marquis

  • 6 miles
There is insufficient cushioning in all of the seats in this vehicle. Consumer complains that sitting on the seats of vehicle is like sitting on a wooden bench.

- South Easton, MA, USA

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