NHTSA — Suspension: Rear: Axle: Non-Powered Axle Assembly Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,500 miles

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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis suspension problems

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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 122005

Grand Marquis 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles


I have a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis with 49,000 miles. It started having a grinding noise in the rear end. I carried the vehicle to my Mercury dealer. He stated that Ford had made axles with a soft metal which caused the wheel bearing to make a groove in the axle. To correct this problem I would have to replace both axles and wheel bearings. I feel that Ford does not correct this problem there is a possibility of the axles breaking and causing the wheel to come off and cause an accident. I think Ford should recall these axles.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 062003

Grand Marquis 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The rear axle was making a growling noise when the vehicle was being driven. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for an inspection and results showed that the rear wheels could fall off if not repaired.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

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