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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,864 miles

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2003 Mercury Marauder lights problems

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2003 Mercury Marauder Owner Comments

problem #13

Oct 102015

Marauder

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

15S39 this vehicle recall has been on my cat for almost a year. According to this website safercar.gov the remedy is available but when you take it to Ford it is not. This vehicle has had this recall with no remedy for a year! this is a safety issue and needs to be addressed. It has destroyed the value of the car. Its unsafe to drive at night since the headlights are not working. Ford is either lying about the recall remedy or it was misreported

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #12

Jan 062016

Marauder

  • miles
Driving along 2 lane highway at about 7pm 1/6/2016 head lights stopped working will not come back on had to drive without head lights or taillights I was informed there is a problem with this year 2003 Mercury Marauder head lights etcand Ford is aware of this hazardous problem

- Chicago Heights, IL, USA

problem #11

Feb 172014

Marauder 8-cyl

  • 319,254 miles
Head light flicker on and off, low beams are dim, hig beams not bright.

- Amite, LA, USA

problem #10

Apr 222014

Marauder

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Mercury Marauder. The contact stated that while traveling various speeds, the headlights suddenly failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be replicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage and VIN was not available.

- Burlington, MA, USA

problem #9

Mar 012013

Marauder

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Mercury Marauder. The contact stated while driving the headlights would suddenly shut off. The contact also indicated that while operating the high beam lights the light switch would not remain in the on position causing the lights to shut off. The contact notified the dealer and was advised that the defect was caused by a faulty lcm (light control module). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- St. Charles, MO, USA

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problem #8

Apr 242013

Marauder 8-cyl

  • 103,000 miles
I was entering onto a parkway at 05:30 hours, day-break, when my headlights shut off. I turned the on/off switch, flicked the hi-beams, no lights. I pulled the driving lamps switch, they came on. I drove for about 10 seconds and the headlights came on. I have not driven this vehicle at night since this event. I took my car to a local service center and we experimented with the head lights. Car running, drivers window down...turned head lights on, parking lights came on but head lights did not come on. Turned on left turn signal and head lights came on. Jiggled multi function switch and head lights flickered as did left turn lamp. Ordered new multi function switch will have it installed 13 may, 2013. Concern: I searched the internet for similar problems and no one else mentioned the multi function switch, they all referred to the lighting control module. I now fear my problem could occur again after replacing the multi function switch. This is a life threatening problem occurring on similar vehicles.

- Hopkinsville, KY, USA

problem #7

May 102012

Marauder 8-cyl

  • 52,345 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

On the above date while leaving a place of business at approximately 10:15 pm I had no head lights. The headlight autolamp position nor the headlight manual position would turn the headlights on. I spent about 00:20 minutes trying to get the headlights to come on. I had to drive about 3 miles along a very dark secondary road in South Carolina with only the fog lights working before the head lights eventually came on. The next evening more time was spent trying to get the headlights to come on, but nothing has worked. The headlights have not worked since. I have been trying to get the headlight autolamp position to turn on the headlights and I have been trying the headlight manual position to work but neither of the headlight positions is working on the car. I have a car that I can only drive during the day light hours. My research has lead me to believe that it is the 'lighting control module' that is malfunctioning.

- Aiken, SC, USA

problem #6

May 102012

Marauder 8-cyl

  • 52,345 miles
On the above date while leaving a place of business at approximately 10:15 pm I had no head lights. The headlight autolamp position nor the headlight manual position would turn the headlights on. I spent about 00:20 minutes trying to get the headlights to come on. I had to drive about 3 miles along a very dark secondary road in South Carolina with only the fog lights working before the head lights eventually came on. The next evening more time was spent trying to get the headlights to come on, but nothing has worked. The headlights have not worked since. I have been trying to get the headlight autolamp position to turn on the headlights and I have been trying the headlight manual position to work but neither of the headlight positions is working on the car. I have a car that I can only drive during the day light hours. My research has lead me to believe that it is the 'lighting control module' that is malfunctioning.

- Aiken, SC, USA

problem #5

Oct 212011

Marauder 8-cyl

  • 74,500 miles
Headlights, turn signals, side markers, fog lamps all died unexpectedly when driving down the road twice on Friday night. Faulty 'lighting control module' (part number 3W7Z-13C788-aa on my specific vehicle) to blame. Previous investigation by NHTSA closed (PE08066), but problems remain -* 2001-2004 panther platform vehicles will have this problem eventually if they haven't already due to the relay being sized to small and eventually burning out. Massive safety issue with losing your lighting while driving at highway speeds on dark backroads.

- Auburn, MA, USA

problem #4

May 242010

Marauder

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Mercury Marauder. The contact was driving 35 mph when the headlights failed. The failure was located at the light control module which the contact stated he repaired himself but only temporarily. The dealer was called who stated that the repair would cost $500 for a new replacement part. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not completely repaired. The failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 130,000.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #3

Sep 012010

Marauder

  • 82,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Mercury Marauder. The contact stated that the light control module failed and was causing the headlights to fail on an intermittent basis when driving at various speeds. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer for the failure and was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was approximately 82,000.

- Rio Rancho, NM, USA

problem #2

Oct 212009

Marauder

  • 57,890 miles
Headlights turn themselves off and on every few minutes or so at night or anytime...

- Blaine, MN, USA

problem #1

Oct 152003

Marauder

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,900 miles
Every time I've started it since I owned it, its smoked every time.I don't know what the smoke is from but goes away about 10-15 seconds of running.

- Columbia, MD, USA

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