really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,138 miles

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2005 Mercury Grand Marquis body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Mercury Grand Marquis Owner Comments

problem #5

May 172016

Grand Marquis

  • 82,588 miles


Takata recall also the exterior front body bumper paneles and left door molding panels are improperyly and in accurate/Y and inadequately secured on the front left side of the driver door possibliy resulting in unsafely coming apart while traveling on the road the imperfected placement can be easily seen by glancing at the side and front area of the vehicle

- Lillington, NC, USA

problem #4

Apr 242015

Grand Marquis 8-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
As I was driving at night, my vehicle's low and high beams (lights) suddenly cut off. Unexpectedly, the road I was traveling became very dark because I live in rural areas in West Virginia. Unfortunately, a second later, my car ran over a small boulder on the side on the road causing a damage (small cracks) at the bottom right hand side of my bumper. Nevertheless, I put the emergency lights on until I returned home right away. Earlier this week, I used the car again without any lights issues. However a day later, the issue returned again. This time I was traveling in the highway at 60 miles per hour. All low/high beam lights cut off. My only solution was to hold the "flash to pass" lever towards me, and the high beam lights would turn on. However, it is extremely cumbersome driving this way. I've been told by many mechanics that the main culprit is the lighting control module (lcm) and this safety issue has become extremely common in Grand Marquis especially 2005 models. Consumers and perhaps the government may need to further intervene, so Ford can do something about this safety/hazardous. In my case, my bottom bumper suffered, but it could have been worse - it could easily cause an accident at any given time. Currently, I only use my vehicle during the daylight hours. I've been told that repairs can exceed $700 or more and in some instances, the issue returns within a few months after replacing this part. This electrical issue should perhaps be further investigated as the lcm could be the main culprit, but something else could also be triggering the lcm to fail. Thank you greatly!

- Inwood, WV, USA

problem #3

Dec 292014

Grand Marquis

  • 40,000 miles
Started vehicle to move it in my driveway. Put it in drive and throttle stuck open and vehicle slammed my garage corner. Tried putting it in park and it went into reverse (brake override did not work) instead and crossed street, went across neighbors landscaping stones and slammed into the house next door's front porch at which time the ignition shut down and the car came to a stop. Many thousands of dollars in damages to all three homes.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 152007

Grand Marquis

  • 50,000 miles
Paint started peeling from my 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis in March 2007.

- Mt. Hope, WV, USA

problem #1

Dec 202005

Grand Marquis

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle was not equipped with quad sun visors. The original sun visors covered only one direction. The manufacturer was informed of the problem. However, the contact purchased additional sun visors to cover both the windshield and the side window at the same time.

- Columbus, GA, USA

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