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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,000 miles

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1998 Mercury Mystique suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Mercury Mystique Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 122004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,000 miles


Mcpherson strut assembly rusted at the base of the assembly where it was attached to the lower control arm. While driving on a mountainous winding road weight of the vehicle swayed to the right, and the wheel disassembled. Vehicle swayed, and stopped in a grassy area while being driven at approximately 50 mph.

- Albrightsville, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 142001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Took vehicle in for recall 01V255000 repairs. Dealership fixed problem, but recall remedy failed. Also coil spring was fractured when vehicle was in for recall repairs. Consumer stated vehicle was taken in for corroded coil spring, and shield were put on not knowing that the coil was fractured, when consumer arrived to pick up the vehicle it was leaning and rattling, consumer then pointed out that the coil spring was broken because of it leaning, dealer informed consumer that struts were needed, consumer stated if the coil springs had not went bad there would be no need for struts.

- Detroit, MI, USA

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