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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Pedals And Linkages Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,925 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.

2006 Mercury Grand Marquis brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Mercury Grand Marquis Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 122007

Grand Marquis 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,800 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis. While driving 10 mph, the vehicle lunged forward when the brakes were depressed. The failure felt as if the brake and accelerator pedals were being depressed simultaneously. The contact's wife also attempted to depress the brakes once and she struck a stop sign. There were no injuries. The vehicle has not been serviced as of yet. The current and failure mileages were 21,800. * updated 12/12/07 the consumer stated the brake pedal was designed too close to the accelerator pedal. The consumers wife hit a stop sign causing damage to the front bumper. Updated 12/12/07 updated

- Westerville, OH, USA

problem #3

Jan 012007

Grand Marquis

  • miles
2006 Mercury Grand Marquis with brake pedal problems* the consumer stated the last time he experienced a problem with the brakes, an accident occurred. The consumer stated his foot became caught under the gas pedal.

- Riverhead, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 262006

Grand Marquis 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying the brakes, unwanted acceleration occurred causing the car to lunge forward. The manager of the repair department took a ride with me to see if my foot hit both the brake and the gas pedal. He acknowledged it was physically impossible. The repair dept. Could not find the cause of the problem. Nothing was done to correct the problem. It has happened again (5th time) when I had two of my grandchildren with me! I have another appointment with the dealership.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #1

May 232006

Grand Marquis 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,900 miles
: the contact stated while depressing the brake pedal, the driver's foot made contact with both accelerator pedal and brake pedal at the same time. This dual contact resulted in unwanted acceleration on five occasions. The vehicle was inspected by the dealer who determined the brake and accelerator were operating normally.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

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