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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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1998 Mercury Villager body / paint problems

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1998 Mercury Villager Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 102001

(reported on)

Villager

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Automatiac door locks lock on their own, they do that when engine is running and when it is not.

- Glastonbury, CT, USA

problem #7

Oct 102001

(reported on)

Villager

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Automatiac door locks lock on their own, they do that when engine is running and when it is not.

- Glastonbury, CT, USA

problem #6

Aug 042001

Villager

  • miles
Power locks would lock all the doors when getting out of vehicle, when the door is closed it locks all doors, dealer was notified, and no repairs were made.

- Keller, TX, USA

problem #5

Aug 092001

(reported on)

Villager

  • miles

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

Doors lock and unlock on their own. It happens intermittently; also, when pressing key pads to lock doors, and sometimes it will not lock. Please add VIN.

- Bluefield Hills, MI, USA

problem #4

Apr 022001

Villager

  • miles
Sliding door opens while driving/does not lock and unlock properly.

- Lindenhurst, NY, USA

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problem #3

Mar 022000

(reported on)

Villager

  • miles
My electro-hydraulic door locks activate automatically upon departure or entry into vehicle. I can activate opening the doors with the clicker as I approach the vehicle and they will lock themselves before I can get to the vehicle. The locks activate upon my departure from the vhicle at times. If I forget to remove the keys from the ignition, I"M locked out. I also notice a sloshing sound coming from the right rear of the vehicle.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 151999

Villager

  • miles
I have had numerous problems with the locking system on this vehicle. The door locks will lock on their own at inopportune times. They will lock when doors are shut, or when driving over a bump in the road. At times, they will immediately lock back when attempting to unlock the vehicle, making it difficult to enter or exit the vehicle. I have been told by a service manager that they have had bulletins out on this problem. The dealership where I bought the vehicle has made five attempts to fix the problem to no avail. The last time it was in the shop, they replaced the actuator, and the sec timer. However the locking system is still not working. I was told that Ford knows that there is a problem, but they have no fix for it at this time.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 211998

(reported on)

Villager

  • miles
Design of the door locks activate when engine is running, motor must be shut off to open doors.

- Como, NC, USA

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