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Average Mileage:
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2001 Mercury Mountaineer seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 262003

(reported on)

Mountaineer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Vehicle's rear end "kicked out" counter clockwise on steep downhill grades. The consumer was involved in a spin out accident where the rear end spun out clockwise on a steep downhill grade of snow. The consumer found the seat belt was not designed for small framed people approximately 5 feet 2 inches of height. The seat belt had come off the center/sternum and slipped under her arm pit, and did not lock down on the lap. The seat belt cut into the left side of the neck and during the accident the belt slipped off the consumer's chest to her arm pit. The dealer suggested the consumer use a clip.

- Durango, CO, USA

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