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NHTSA — Seats: Front Assembly: Seat Heater/Cooler Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

1998 Mercury Mountaineer accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1998 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 192002

Mountaineer 4WD

  • miles


The brakcet for the sliding seat on the passenger side floorboard got so hot that it blistered my thumb when I bumped it trying to get the inhaler that I dropped. My daughter had been having asthma attacks in this auto. I now have her ride with someone else and the attacks have stopped. Becuase the Mercury's floorboard gets so hot, I no longer allow my children to ride in it.

- Cassville, MO, USA

problem #2

Mar 092002

Mountaineer 4WD

  • miles
The front floorboard overheated. The front seats became warm as if a seat heater was turned on. The vehicle has none. The front tires began making a whomping sound as if flat. I pulled over checked the tire pressure. It was normal. I continued to my destination. The ABS light and airbag light then began to flash. I continued to drive. Upon reaching my destination, I reached under the passenger side seat to get the keys I dropped. I accidently bumped the seat bracket with my left tall finger blistering it.

- Cassville, MO, USA

problem #1

Feb 112002

Mountaineer 4WD

  • miles
Seat bracket was hot enough to blister the skin when touched.

- Cassville, MN, USA

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