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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Lever And Linkage: Column Shift Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Mercury Mystique transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Mercury Mystique Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 012000

Mystique

  • miles

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

On several occassions since 11/2000 I have experienced the problem of my floor shift component locked in the park position. I understand that the recall information regarding this problem that my vehicle was not a part of the group for campaign 98V233000. My problem lies with why would I be experiencing the same problem that has been detected in other vehicles, but because my vehicle VIN # was not among the group that was notified of the recall, I should be burdened with the expense of replacing this component. I would just like a little further information regarding my concern. Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

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