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1998 Mercury Mystique fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Mercury Mystique Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 262001

Mystique

  • miles

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

Tsb number 98-15-3, Aug 98 frequent shutoff of fuel handle when filling fuel tank, this has been reported before by other people.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #5

Jun 012000

Mystique

  • miles
Gas tank would not allow gas to enter without backing it up, this happens especially during warm weather.

- West Bloomfield, MI, USA

problem #4

Sep 012000

Mystique

  • miles
I am not able to pump gas without spillage occurring. The tank acts like its full even when empty and I have to continually depress the gas pump. I am able to only pump a few gallons before my hand gets to tired to continue. I have had mechanics look at this but they can't figure out what is wrong.

- Hornell, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 012000

Mystique

  • miles

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

Unable to put fuel into car. Fuel kicks back and overflows onto the ground. If you refuel slowly you can get about 3 dollars into car in about 15 minutes. Usually end up with more fuel on the ground then in the car. Additionally fuel ends up in the rear wheel well of the car, concerned about gas on rear wheel well in case of a rear end accident.

- Eglin Aff, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 211999

(reported on)

Mystique

  • miles
The fuel guage does not register the correct levels of fuel cause unknown.

- Bryant, AZ, USA

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problem #1

Aug 031999

(reported on)

Mystique

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gas tank filler pipe/tank experiencing constant problems when filling gas tank, shuts off as gas backs up in filler pipe/tank, consumer never knows when tank is fully filled. Mjs

- Cocoa Beac, FL, USA

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