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Injuries / Deaths:
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1998 Mercury Mystique drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Mercury Mystique Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 202002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer started up the vehicle, the engine raced up and down then it slowed down, he put the vehicle in gear then he heard something popped. Vehicle was towed; consumer was told that the right axle shaft was broken.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #3

Apr 152002

(reported on)


  • miles
While driiiving 55mph front axle broke, causing front right tire to come off. Vehicle rolled over.

- Picksaw, LA, USA

problem #2

Mar 222002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states the right front axle collapes while pulling out of the driveway, dealer and the manufacturer have not been notified at this time. Nlm

- Chicargo, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 211998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving at any speed the transmission jumps, and skips gears. Also, transaxle failed, vehicle is shifting hard at hwy speed.

- Coram, NY, USA

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