NHTSA — Electrical System: 12v/24v/48v Battery Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,260 miles

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2000 Mercury Grand Marquis electrical problems

electrical problem

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2000 Mercury Grand Marquis Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 112007

Grand Marquis 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,210 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis. While driving 25 mph, the contact noticed smoke, a poignant odor, and small flames seeping from the dashboard. He pulled over, exited the vehicle, and called 911. He tamed the fire with a fire extinguisher. The police and fire departments arrived and disconnected the battery. A police report was filed. The contact did not notify a dealer and no repairs were made. The current and failure mileages were 81,210. Updated 12-12-07 a copy of the police report was provided. Updated 12/12/07

- Rowley, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 012003

Grand Marquis 8-cyl

  • 15,311 miles
An electrical system malfunctioned caused the headlights flicker while driving. The air conditioner malfunctioned. The vehicle experienced noise in the gear box. The technician packed grease on the rims and under the wheel covers. The battery failed and as a result the vehicle would not start.

- Islip, NY, USA

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