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10.0

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

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1998 Mercury Mystique brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Mercury Mystique Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 042003

(reported on)

Mystique

  • miles

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

Premature wear of front brake rotors and pads.

- Lusby, MD, USA

problem #4

Jul 012002

Mystique

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Horn does not work. Vehicle has been checked by dealer several times. Horn would work intermittently, but currently it has failed completely. The rear seat belts are inoperative. The power steering, alternator, and front brakes failed. The catalytic converter caught on fire.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #3

May 011999

Mystique

  • miles
Vehicle shakes at high speeds. When pressing brakes brakes shutter to a stop.

- Chatham Quebec, CD, USA

problem #2

May 222001

Mystique

  • miles
Brake pedal gets and remains hard (pedal at full top) while at highway and then at local street speeds. Although this has happened twice and reported to dealer at service time (10/26/2000 & 05/22/2001), when it does happen it is constant. Feels like the brakes are activated, and sometimes problem causes the car to vibrate serverly, causing concern of possible accident. Dealer could not verify my concern at both instances.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 191999

Mystique

  • miles
When driving at various speeds during rainy and wet conditions, the power steering fails during the enactment of a turn. The dealership "cannot diagnose"this dangerous occurance.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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