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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,552 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.

2001 Mercury Grand Marquis lights problems

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2001 Mercury Grand Marquis Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 012016

Grand Marquis

  • 209,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the digital speedometer would read display a high number then without warning display "0", the failure would occur intermittently. The contact also stated that the headlights were turning off and on intermittently without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for the speedometer failure, where a diagnosis was not determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 209,000.

- Calabasas, CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 292016

Grand Marquis

  • miles
Headlight problem going on and off. And the steering seems off. I need your help fixing this problem. This isn't good. I love Mercury Ford. But I've tried contacting them and no response yet.

- Salem, MA, USA

problem #3

Sep 022016

Grand Marquis

  • miles
Put on dim and lights wont come on at all, so I can not drive at night. Breaks lights, signals, emergency light, dash board works only when I turn on windshield wipers, . had bulbs and modular replaced still no lights. This started driving at night on street so happened to be close to home.

- Blytheville, AR, USA

problem #2

Nov 232015

Grand Marquis

  • 96,321 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis. While driving 60 mph, the front and rear warning and signal lamps failed to illuminate. In addition, both high and low beam head lamps failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the light control module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 96,321.

- Mannford, OK, USA

problem #1

Apr 042010

Grand Marquis

  • 72,440 miles
While driving at night, my lights turned off by themselves on a dark rural road. If I hadn't jammed on the brakes, I would have eaten the railing or worse. Turns out the (lcm) lighting control module, is defective. When I looked it up online, it seems that many cars are having this issue, even my local police department. This is a big safety issue and needs to be addressed immediately. The dealer wanted to charge $578 plus 2 hours labor for a part that goes under the dash.

- Durham, NC, USA

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