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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,385 miles

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.

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1998 Mercury Mystique Owner Comments

problem #13

Oct 142015

Mystique

  • 74,000 miles

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

When you have traveled 30mins/15 to 18 miles the car began to slow down/the speedometer began to drop even though you are pushing the gas peddle and the RPM gauge is waving back and fourth. It happened on 09/25/15, 10/08,13,14/2015. I was traveling 60mph and 45mph.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #12

Jun 052006

Mystique 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
: the contact stated while traveling 70 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed and the RPM's revved, but the vehicle did not respond. The vehicle was pulled over and towed to an independent repair shop where the overdrive servo piston seal and O ring was replaced. Five weeks later, while traveling 50 mph, the same incident occurred. The vehicle was pushed to the contact's residence and it has not been seen by a mechanic.

- Flanagan, IL, USA

problem #11

Nov 202005

Mystique

  • miles
I have a 1998 Mercury Mystique. The vehicle recently began running abnormally. So in inspection of this, I discovered that the vehicles acceleration is being raised without me even touching the gas. I was on the road and my vehicle was speeding up on it's own and I couldn't figure out why. It seems as if the cruise control is constantly on or something.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #10

Jul 172000

Mystique

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving speedometer/cruise control and overdrive malfunctioned. Dealer is replacing the speed sensor.

- Iowa Park, TX, USA

problem #9

Apr 272000

(reported on)

Mystique

  • miles
Consumer is disappointed with the number (6) of recalls that have been issued on this vehicle. Nlm

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #8

Jul 201999

Mystique

  • miles
Vehicle expereinced sudden acceleration when approaching a curve prior to recall notice 99V-194, vehicle also experienced blow out of right side tires only. Nlm

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #7

Jul 201999

Mystique

  • miles

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

Vehicle expereinced sudden acceleration when approaching a curve prior to recall notice 99V-194, vehicle also experienced blow out of right side tires only. Nlm

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #6

Jul 201999

Mystique

  • miles
Vehicle expereinced sudden acceleration when approaching a curve prior to recall notice 99V-194, vehicle also experienced blow out of right side tires only. Nlm

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #5

Aug 271999

Mystique

  • miles
Received recall notice 99V194000 & contacted dealership. Was informed by mechanic no parts were available. Contacted dealership later & given same information. Was informed will call when parts were available. Owner is upset.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 091999

(reported on)

Mystique

  • miles
Manufacturer is not producing the parts to repair NHTSA recall 99V19400/mfr recall 99S19, throttle linkages and control.

- Brockton, MA, USA

problem #3

Aug 151999

Mystique

  • miles

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

Consumer contacted dealer in reference to recall 99V194000/ mfr recall 99S19, dealer stated no parts available, Ford has yet to contact dealer regarding recall.

- Rehoboth Beach, DE, USA

problem #2

Jul 201999

Mystique

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving at any speed and applying the brakes, there is a knocking noise, and the brakes go straight to the floorboard. Also, transmission is slipping, and consumer can't shift the gears. In addition, vehicle accelerates when driving or coming to a stop.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Mar 091999

Mystique

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes failed causing consumer to hit car in front of him resulting in injuries, possibility of cruise control not disengaging.

- Ortonville, MI, USA

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