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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
157,325 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. move front passenger seat all the way forward (1 reports)
2002 Mercury Mountaineer seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 012015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 187,000 miles


Sometimes the airbag comes on, sometimes it blinks, sometimes it's there for half my commute, sometimes it doesn't come on at all. This is probably tied into the electrical issues. Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if there was no air bag at all. That's just how things seem to go with this car.

- , Darlington, MD, USA

problem #3

Oct 012014

Mountaineer SUV V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 193,000 miles

The seat belt and airbag light stays on all the time. No one knows why, and I don't know.

Any body have this problem?

- , Clinton, MA, USA

problem #2

Jun 222011

Mountaineer 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,300 miles

What I read here really helped. I will work on a more permanent solution.

- , Ithaca, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 122009

Mountaineer V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

I just need to know if anyone else has this problem, and I'm worried about the airbag popping out.

- , Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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