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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
35,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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1997 Mercury Tracer seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1997 Mercury Tracer Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 042008

Tracer LS 2.0L 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles


The airbag light would very randomly come on and flash continuously. It would do this roughly once every 3 months. When the light would flash, I could shut the car off, restart it, and the light would not illuminate for another 3 months or so. Very strange. I recall on the airbag computer was performed many years previous, so I don't know if the recall caused the problem or if the problem was replaced to some other aspect. It's unnerving to see the airbag light flashing at you!

- , Gainesville, GA, USA

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