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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Mercury Marauder brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Mercury Marauder Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 292004

Marauder 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Gas pedal is too sensitive making vehicle difficult to accelerate smoothly from a stop. Also brake pedal is too close to gas pedal. I've hit the gas and brake at the same time almost causing a crash.

- Lynwood, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 082006

Marauder 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle has adjustable brake and accelerator pedals to accommodate shorter and taller drivers. The pedals move forward and backward. The pedals are too close together which causes the driver to unknowingly depress the accelerator pedal, while pressing the brake or visa versa. The dealer was notified and could not offer a solution. This happens regardless of where the pedals are adjusted. There was an accident in October, 2004. The contact was driving the vehicle upon a ramp in order to change the oil. When the brake was depressed, the accelerator pedal was also inadvertently depressed, causing the car to surge forward onto the ramp. That incident resulted in $250 worth of damage. Updated 3/28/2006 - the consumer has also backed into his garage door twice because of this problem.

- Fairfield, PA, USA

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