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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Mercury Mystique electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Mercury Mystique Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 052002


  • miles


Fuse recepticle is melting under dash. Dealer and manufacturer have been notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #4

Mar 082002


  • miles
Intermittently brake lights shorted out and malfunctioned. Dealer has repaired vehicle several times; however, problem still exists. Please provide additional information. Consumer states that a mechanic told her Ford were known to have these problems. Ph 09-Dec-2002

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #3

Oct 092001


  • miles
Car is fire and safety hazard as well as child-welfare and safety hazard and Ford Motor Company refuses to talk with me about this auto. No safety defec tlisted. (tiresize: 205/60R15)

- Kansas, IL, USA

problem #2

Aug 232000


  • miles
While driving A/C motor stopped, consumer turned off the A/C switch. Then noticed smoke coming from under dash, consumer stopped, and vehicle caught on fire. Entire dashboard fell out on consumer.

- Sturgeon Bay, WI, USA

problem #1

Oct 251999

(reported on)


  • miles
Wiring to the headlights had an electrical short which caused the headlights to be non-functional. Dealer has replaced the wiring under a recall.

- St. James, NY, USA

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