definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Mercury Grand Marquis seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1998 Mercury Grand Marquis Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 282003

Grand Marquis 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles


Consumer stated the passenger's side front seat belt retractor will not release the belt. The consumer tried pulling the seat belt out of retractor, instead the seat belt began to retract tighter and tighter. Consumer had to be cut out of seat belt. Consumer had to cut the seat belt to be released. There were two recalls pertaining to the seat belts but the consumer's vehicle wasn't included.

- Green Cove Springs, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 232002

(reported on)

Grand Marquis

  • miles
Seat belt retraction on both driver & passenger side is extremely sluggish. Consequently, the belt slack frequently gets caught in the door when it's closed, and thus provides no protection for occupants if a crash occurred. I complained to Ford dealers but they claimed warranty was only provided up to 5/50,000 on safety equipment. In my opinion, this defect is no different than seat anchors coming loose and the belt retractors should be replaced at the dealers expense. I would appreciate your response.

- Au Gres, MI, USA

Search CarComplaints.com for these popular complaint phrases...

Not what you are looking for?