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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,200 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.

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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Mercury Mystique Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 162002

Mystique 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles


Consumer received manufacturer's recall 99S23 concerning air bag control module. Consumer had no problems until dealer performed recall repairs. Currently, when it rains air bag light comes on. The vehicle was returned tot he dealer three times to correct the problem but the dealer was unable to findthe problem.

- Broadview Heights, OH, USA

problem #4

Dec 172003


  • 73,000 miles
Consumer received recall 99V243000 notice concerning frontal air bag sensor module. When vehicle is started air bag light comes on and stays on at all times. Dealer examined the vehicle, but could not find the problem. Consumer's vehicle not included in recall due to VIN.

- Powhatan, VA, USA

problem #3

Jan 062004

(reported on)


  • 80,000 miles
Dealership refused to recognize problems related to the recall. Vehicle needed new air bag diagnostic monitor. Dealership refused to accommodate consumer. If dealership made the adjustment they would charge the consumer.

- Troutville, VA, USA

problem #2

Apr 272000

(reported on)


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

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #1

Feb 282000

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer is not satisfied with recall process and can not obtain a loaner car for scheduled recall work to be performed. (99V-243)

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

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