really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,973 miles

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2001 Mercury Cougar wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Mercury Cougar Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 202012

Cougar 6-cyl

  • 147,892 miles


Cooper trendsetter SE, P205/55/R16, inside one tire is a pile of powdered rubber/inside wall of tire, rubber has came off and you can see what looks like bands.

- Auburn,, NY, USA

problem #3

Sep 152004

Cougar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Early July of 2004, the consumer found while the vehicle was parked, the driver side tire was flat tire. The consumer replaced the tire. Two months later the passenger side was found flat, while the vehicle was parked, the tire is. B-.F. model compt/8 DR4. Model P215/15R16 dot: 89vmts the consumer replaced the tire at his expense.

- Buchanan, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 012002


  • miles
Consumer noticed blisters on sidewall of both front tires. Dealership also noticed that the wheels were bent due to short sidewall height. The vibrations from the tires and wheel caused the steering wheel to vibrate. The dealership felt the problem was due to a combination of the magnesium/aluminum wheels and the low profile tires.

- Strongsville, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 262003

Cougar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle was involved in an accident and the air bags failed to deploy. The consumer was concerned that all bf goodrich tires failed on slippery conditions. Dot # unknown.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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