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6.3

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,696 miles

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1998 Mercury Mystique suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Mercury Mystique Owner Comments

problem #11

Jul 012014

Mystique 6-cyl

  • miles

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

1998 Mercury Mystique. Electrical sub-harness connector problems. The consumer stated he took the vehicle to his mechanic, because the ac wasn't cooling properly and the vehicle would over heat, while it was on. The vehicle has two fans in the front and they found the cooling fan melted and the sub-harness connector burned up. In addition, they showed the consumer the part of the sub-harness with the insulation just falling off the wire. They had to replaced the fan motor unit and had to splice in a fan connector and wire into the rest of the sub-harness, because for said the sub-harness was obsolete and not available. While it functions, the check engine light has since illuminated for a cam shaft position sensor, which the consumer was informed it was related to the sub-harness. Also, the lower control arms, ball joints, front struts, rear struts and rear mounts, numerous O2 sensors, radio antenna, rack and pinion, drivers side power window and switch controller were all replaced. The engine and transmission mounts also had to be replaced.

- North Hills, CA, USA

problem #10

Aug 072005

Mystique 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The trans is out not working. It worked fine, and just stop, made a funny noise and just stoped. Ipulled in my yard.know it want move.for know reason.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #9

Nov 152003

Mystique

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,786 miles
Complaints: 1.didn't receive recall notice (01S23) until 2 yrs after it was issued. 2.never received notice of a "'service campaign" (01I013000) to replace springs if found to be corroded or break. 3.recall did not address issue of recall or problem.(corrisive, rusted springs).recall did instruct dealer/repairer to install spring brackets (completed satisfactorly). Comparison: Batteries dead in flashlight, owner replaces bulb. The springs were causing the problem. 4.vehicle now has loud thumps that weren't there before the "'spring brackets" were installed. 5.regional recalls. Notes: Car has been inspected by a cerified mechanic and found not to have defective cv joints or wheel bearings, no under carriage parts loose. Car is scheduled for inspection by a Ford dealership on 11/07/03. Car previously operated in new england state (3 yrs).

- Lakeview, AR, USA

problem #8

Mar 012003

Mystique 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,868 miles

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

Broken coil spring on driver side of car, all other springs rotting away. Also car vibrates tremendously when going 60 mph.

- No. Attleboro, MA, USA

problem #7

Jul 012001

Mystique

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When turning vehicle left or right there is a clicking inside of steering. Dealership is aware of problem.

- Bayside, NY, USA

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problem #6

Oct 052000

(reported on)

Mystique

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has a constant rattle under the vehicle while driving, dealership is unable to determine cause.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #5

May 302000

(reported on)

Mystique

  • miles

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

Vehicle continually experienced vibration, as a result of suspension trouble, excessive wear of the tires, two sets of tires required replacement in less than 30, ooo miles.

- Unk, 00, USA

problem #4

Dec 101999

(reported on)

Mystique

  • miles
Steering wheel shakes at 65 to 70 mph. Mjs

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #3

Apr 011999

(reported on)

Mystique

  • miles
Vehicle vibrates when driven over 60 mph.

- Kunkletown, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 041999

Mystique

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When backing out and making a turn, vehicle is making a popping noise. Vehicle has been in repair shop three times. Dealer has not been able to determine the problem. Also, when the brakes are applied a grinding noise is heard. Consumer thinks the bracket is loose.

- Victoria, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 291999

(reported on)

Mystique

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The automatic transmission broke and needs to be fixed. Also, there is knocking noise coming from the vehicle.

- Starca, TX, USA

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