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6.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,429 miles

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1998 Mercury Mystique cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Mercury Mystique Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 072007

Mystique 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

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

I have had numerous front end problems. I have had to replace front tie rods twice in a year and a half. Having problems with struts.control arm bushings need to changed. Also stabilizers linkage had to be changed. Have also put new ball joints in.

- Massena , NY, USA

problem #6

Nov 142000

Mystique

  • miles
Excessive overheating. Dealer has replaced temperature gauge, and other parts, but still not accurate.

- East Douglas, MA, USA

problem #5

Jun 262000

Mystique

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.( dot number: Edpzb7ex tire size: 205/60P15 )

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 012000

Mystique

  • miles

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

Engine cooling- temperature runs on the high range of normal. Engine - two bolts fell out of water pump pulley causing unknown vibration which in turn caused failure of serpentine belt which caused belt to fray into engine which in turn dislodged timing belt and caused oil light to come on. Dealer not "user friendly" during repair process which drug out the repair for a week. Engine has not run in the same fashion since the incident even though two different dealers have addressed the problem. Engine now stalls during initial start up almost causing engine to die entirely which has almost been the cause of several accidents. Tires- uneven and unusual wear on rear tires causing tires to wear prematurely. Windshield- unusal amount of chips perhaps caused by design and shape of windshield. Ignition- when removing key ingintion stays stuck into the steering column causing buzzer to sound. Did I mention that we will never buy a Ford product again especially since we have only owned this car since December 1999.( dot number: 23912 ur tire size: P205/60R15 )

- Kansas City, KS, USA

problem #3

Oct 101999

Mystique

  • miles
Water pump leaks prior recall notice (99B-23).yh

- Nobleton, FL, USA

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problem #2

Sep 301999

Mystique

  • miles
Engine started making funny noises. Consumer stopped the car and popped open the hood and noticed that water tank was low. Consumer then filled tank back up with water. The next day steam was coming from the engine compartment. Took car to dealer and it is still there.

- Inkster, ND, USA

problem #1

Jun 191999

Mystique

  • miles
Water pump broke.

- Houghton, MI, USA

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