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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Pedals And Linkages Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,650 miles

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1998 Mercury Mystique brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Mercury Mystique Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 262002


  • 38,650 miles


The clip connecting the gas pedal to the engine has fallen off twice & been repaired. Both times the car was accelerating onto an interstate & the driver was able to pull off onto the shoulder. This could have resulted in fatalities if it happened while passing on a 2 lane road. I do not understand why Ford just didn't glue the part together instead of using pressure to keep the clip on since obviously the clip falls off. ***dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12-12-02 cut over to artemis***761509

- Davenport, IA, USA

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