really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,477 miles

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2006 Mercury Grand Marquis seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Mercury Grand Marquis Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Jul 152013

Grand Marquis 8-cyl

  • 56,000 miles


While leaving my home I noticed the amber airbag lamp on the dashboard had remained illuminated; the warning chime also sounded periodically. Upon taking the vehicle to a dealership that day I was told the driver's side seatbelt and buckle had to be replaced, and that the airbag would not deploy until the necessary repairs were made. Since that time I have driven without having the repair done because of the cost (approximately $800). I have done considerable research on the internet about this problem and found numerous instances of this problem occurring on the Mercury product line, primarily from repair forums, advice websites, etc. My search was by no means all inclusive, but I feel it representative of a systemic problem with, at least, the Mercury product line, and may extend to other Ford products. It certainly represents a serious safety issue concerning the use of airbags for passengers and driver. Thank you in advance for your consideration. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #5

Sep 252013

Grand Marquis 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the driver's side air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where it was stated that the driver's side pretensioner failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 38,000. The consumer was informed a small spring in the seat belt harness broke and the only way to replace it, was to replace the entire seat belt harness. Two months later, the failure happened again. Updated 04/01/14

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #4

Jun 062012

Grand Marquis

  • 38,560 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the driver's side seat belt assembly needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 38,560 and the current mileage was 43,818.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #3

Sep 292011

Grand Marquis 8-cyl

  • 41,000 miles


I was driving along and the dashboard "front airbag light" came on and a beeping sound began. Since my vehicle is a Mercury and there are no Mercury dealers now, I called the nearest Ford dealership. They say that when the light is flashing it means my airbag is not working. If I bring the vehicle in, they will diagnose it for $49 and then tell me how much it will cost to fix it. They said there is no recall on this issue. I checked the internet and found several automotive forums that discuss this issue. Apparently it has been a topic of discussion since at least 2008. I'm concerned for my safety and will make arrangements to have the situation accessed and then fixed. However in today's economy, many people will just let the light continue to be lit and do nothing. This means that their airbags will be inoperable. I think either NHTSA or Ford should consider a recall on this.

- Sellersburg, IN, USA

problem #2

May 252011

Grand Marquis

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis. The contact stated that the SRS warning lamp was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the air bag sensor was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 82,000. Failure of airbag supplemental restraint system was diagnosed May 20011. Ford indicated repair parts would not be available until October 2011. Because of inordinate time frame, 5 months owner requested for to provide a vehicle until parts were secured. Serious safety issue are at stake until repairs are made! updated 09/01/2011

- San Marcos , TX, USA

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problem #1

Oct 132008

Grand Marquis

  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis. When attempting to make a left turn at 5 mph, the contact was involved in a head on crash. The vehicle was completely destroyed. None of the air bags deployed and she sustained moderate injuries. The contact has a copy of the police report and pictures of the failure. As of October 16, 2008, the manufacturer and dealer have not diagnosed the vehicle to determine the cause of the failure. The failure and current mileages were 24,000.

- Roper, NC, USA

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