NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components Problems

1999 Mercury Cougar (Page 1 of 2)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,006 miles

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1999 Mercury Cougar brakes problems

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1999 Mercury Cougar Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #31

Apr 242007

Cougar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Recall of brake pressure control. Ford service center states repair was done on 12-19-2000, but there is no records to confirm. In addition, the fuel system recall, Ford states that there isn't one on my vehicle, however, my vechicle displays the same symptoms described under recall 04V421000 and the continuous check engine light. I have had all sensors repaired that came up in engine diagnostic testing. According to last test done, reads fuel is running lean but can't repair because no code appears for that to show where problem lies. I have had fuel system flushed to help remedy problem. Still having issues.

- Cleveland , OH, USA

problem #30

Jan 162006

Cougar 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 62,200 miles
: the consumer stated while driving on an icy road, the rear brakes failed and the consumer hit into a curb. The throttle has stuck intermittently since August of 2005. The dealership was unable to duplicate the problem. There are two recalls, #00V075000 regarding the service brakes and #99V194000 regarding the vehicle speed control. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Islip, NY, USA

problem #29

Nov 302001

(reported on)

Cougar

  • miles
The consumer is not satisfied with the vehicle due to the amount of recalls that have been issued on the vehicle since the date purchased, brake pressure control valve 00V-075, battery cable routing 01V-031, brake lamp switch jumper harness 01V-032.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #28

Apr 052001

Cougar

  • miles

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

Consumer was having problems with brakes which were causing vehicle not to stop.

- Orange, NJ, USA

problem #27

Feb 192002

(reported on)

Cougar

  • miles
Brake failure.

- Plantation, FL, USA

problem #26

Feb 192002

(reported on)

Cougar

  • miles
Brake failure.

- Plantation, FL, USA

problem #25

Nov 302001

(reported on)

Cougar

  • miles

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

The consumer is not satisfied with the vehicle due to the amount of recalls that have been issued on the vehicle since the date purchased, brake pressure control valve 00V-075, battery cable routing 01V-031, brake lamp switch jumper harness 01V-032.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #24

Nov 302001

(reported on)

Cougar

  • miles
The consumer is not satisfied with the vehicle due to the amount of recalls that have been issued on the vehicle since the date purchased, brake pressure control valve 00V-075, battery cable routing 01V-031, brake lamp switch jumper harness 01V-032.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #23

Nov 302001

(reported on)

Cougar

  • miles
The consumer is not satisfied with the vehicle due to the amount of recalls that have been issued on the vehicle since the date purchased, brake pressure control valve 00V-075, battery cable routing 01V-031, brake lamp switch jumper harness 01V-032.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #22

Oct 162001

Cougar

  • miles
The engine will kill without any indications at high speeds of 50+ mph. When attempt is made to hit the brakes or steer, they both lock up and that is when I discover that the car is dead. Luckily, I never needed to use my brakes or steering when it happened, I coasted through traffic while having to turn the ignition off and then on again. The dealership has had it for two weeks, they have had the vehicle fail for them, yet it still reads as if there is nothing wrong with it on all of their diagnostics. It is under warranty and Ford is not offering to replace or reimburse me for the automobile. They actually told me to come pick it up and drive it till it happened again. Should traffic had been slightly different when this happened to me, I could be dead, my baby could be dead and whomever I hit could be dead. Yet Ford is taking little responsibility for it.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #21

Feb 012001

(reported on)

Cougar

  • miles

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

On going problems with brakes, including recall (00V-075), purchased new front and rear brakes at 31,000 miles.

- Rochester, MI, USA

problem #20

Aug 052000

Cougar

  • miles
Car leased in 1999. Since then there have been several complaints, the radio shorting out, 2 same side/tire blow outs, trouble lights and transmission problems, brake noise and acceleration problems. In each and every case the response has been "we cannot reproduce the problem" hence, no fixes. Warrenty expired now the alternater needs to be replaced" comment from service department "it must have been defective". ??"

- Matawan, NJ, USA

problem #19

Dec 282000

(reported on)

Cougar

  • miles
Brakes make intermittent loud grinding noises, dealer can not find problem.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #18

Nov 302000

(reported on)

Cougar

  • miles
The PCRV failed prior to recall notice 00V-075 resulting in 2 accidents, the air bags failed to deploy during both accidents. Nlm

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #17

Nov 302000

(reported on)

Cougar

  • miles
On month after purchase rear brakes make noise when backing up and braking, the front and rear brakes have been replaced but the proplem still exist, a solution is being worked on. Nlm

- Springfiel, IL, USA

problem #16

Nov 302000

(reported on)

Cougar

  • miles
The PCRV failed prior to recall notice 00V-075 resulting in 2 accidents, the air bags failed to deploy during both accidents. Nlm

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #15

Nov 302000

(reported on)

Cougar

  • miles
On month after purchase rear brakes make noise when backing up and braking, the front and rear brakes have been replaced but the proplem still exist, a solution is being worked on. Nlm

- Springfiel, IL, USA

problem #14

Oct 272000

(reported on)

Cougar

  • miles
Consumer is experiencing problems with recall 00V-075 of the pressure control reducing valve due to the dealer being 170 miles away. Nlm

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #13

Oct 152000

Cougar

  • miles
Brakes failed prior to recall notice 00V-075, the brakes locked up and consumer lost control of the vehicle and hit a curb damaging front bumper, wheel, tires, suspension and alignment. Nlm

- Arcadia, CA, USA

problem #12

Oct 242000

(reported on)

Cougar

  • miles
Consumer feels this vehicle has had too many recalls since purchased and request reimbursement of monthly payments, recent recall (00V-075). Nlm

- Ozark, AR, USA

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