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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,882 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Mercury Villager brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Mercury Villager Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 232002

Villager 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,765 miles


When the consumer applied the brakes, they locked up and caused extended stopping distance. Both front brakes locked up within less than a month apart. There was a problem with both rear brakes and the left front caliper locked up.

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 092000

(reported on)


  • miles
While making a sudden stop by depressing the brake pedal, vehicle went into a sudden extended stopping distance, causing consumer to depress brakes again. Please provide further informaton.

- Altadena, CA, USA

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