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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Mercury Mountaineer seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 252004

Mountaineer

  • miles

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

While driving 30 mph, the driver applied the brakes, the pedal went to the floor and hit a patch of ice. The driver lost control of the vehicle hit an embankment then hit a tree. The driver side seat belt became unlaced during the collision. The air bags did not deploy. The driver sustained neck injuries and was transported by ambulance. Please fill in additional information.

- Old Bridge, NJ, USA

problem #3

Oct 252003

Mountaineer

  • miles
While driving at 35 mph driver lost control of the vehicle and hit another vehicle head on. Upon impact, both frontal air bags did not deploy.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 081999

Mountaineer

  • miles
When driver hit a metal pole head-on there was no deployment of the air bags. Damages totalled $5,000. The vehicle is being repaired.

- Oswego, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 081999

Mountaineer

  • miles
When driver hit a metal pole head-on there was no deployment of the air bags. Damages totalled $5,000. The vehicle is being repaired.

- Oswego, NY, USA

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