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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
180,000 miles

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1998 Mercury Villager engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Mercury Villager Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 122010

Villager 6-cyl

  • 180,000 miles


My husband uses our Mercury Villager van for his work. He was going to a job and was traveling when he stated the van lost power, the engine actually turned itself off. He was able to get off the road before he was involved in an accident. He proceeded to try restarting the van. It did not work, so we had the van towed to our home. He check to see if the motor was tied up but it was fine.he changed batteries, because during the event, the battery was drained. After about 3 hours, the van miraculously started. We have spoken to a couple that had this happen to them. They stated that if the oil gets close to 1 quart below level, the sensors automatically shut off the engine. This is dangerous. My husband could of been in a serious accident when the engine turned itself off. There were no engine lights signifying low oil. Please check and advise. Thank you.

- Irvington, KY, USA

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