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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

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1998 Mercury Villager brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Mercury Villager Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 262002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer applied brakes to come to a stop at intersection, pedal felt hard, and vehicle went through intersection. Dealer stated both rear calipers were frozen, and one front rotor was rusted. All parts were replaced. On July 26, 2002 consumer applied brakes at 10 mph, pedal felt hard, no braking action. Vehicle at dealer at this time. The booster was replaced, however it is uncertain as to if this will remedy the problem.

- Highgate Center, VT, USA

problem #3

Mar 112002

(reported on)


  • miles
While turning into a parking space at a low speed and applying the brakes pedal went to the floor and the vehicle kept going. Dealer has not seen vehicle.

- Libertyville, IL, USA

problem #2

Oct 011998


  • miles
While making a sudden stop consumer would have to apply force to the brake pedal. Dealer has been contacted. Please provide further informaion.

- Forestdale, MA, USA

problem #1

Sep 101998


  • miles
Brakes continually failing and making noise, unable to rectify.

- Roodhouse, IL, USA

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