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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,250 miles

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2002 Mercury Villager electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Mercury Villager Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 302012


  • 148,000 miles


I took my car to allan vigil Ford in fayettville ga for service and I not happy with the repairs. First, the alarm is going off along with the horn at random.second, the dashboard lights do not work. I have to use a flashlight at nighr to see what speed I am going.third, I am driving with no horn. And finally, the ignition key does not lock or unlock the driver door..

- Peachtree City , GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 012006

Villager 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,500 miles
We purchased a used (28K miles) 2002 Mercury Villager in 8'06. As I later found out this is a sister to the Nissan quest. Within 2 months it started to have periodic starting problems - meaning all power seemed ok, but when the key was turned, only a clicking sound was heard. We discovered sometimes this could be corrected by opening & closing the doors, or cycling the locks. After searching the web I found others with what appeared to be a similar problem and what others claimed the fix was. It seems an anti-theft ignition inhibit relay is the culprit. It seems to me failure of this relay should be be in a fail-safe fashion. Nonetheless, is there a factory tsb for this issue from Mercury or Nissan" is there a part available to correct this problem" already my wife and kids have been stranded due to this problem and I imagine someone somewhere may have an actual emergency.

- Palatine, IL, USA

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