really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,850 miles

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2003 Mercury Marauder Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 202013

Marauder 8-cyl

  • 119,700 miles


Was traveling about 20 mph in my 2003 Mercury Marauder and was hit from behind at ~45 - 50 mph. During the impact the driver's seat back failed and fell backwards. Luckily my daughter (5 yrs old) was not in the booster seat that is directly behind me. If she had been with me, she most certainly would have had serious injuries. When the seat fell back, my instinct was to try to stay upright. This caused significant neck strain. When I then came into contact with the vehicle in front of me, I slid under the seat belt and my knee made hard contact with the dash.

- Plymouth, MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 022003

Marauder 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine cuts out around turns; misalignment, vehicle pulls drastically to the right; low hanging panel on driver's side interferes with throttle and break operations; burning odor emitting form engine compartment; fluid leaking from rear axle; smoke emitting form engine compartment; lack of acceleration between 2000-4000 RPM; engine stalls while idling; noisy clicking, clunking, and grinding sounds coming from front axle; poor acceleration between 20-40 mph; front tires rapidly wearing unevenly; squeaking from front end; loose right front exterior door handle; trunk organizer lid cracked; alarm system not working; remote entry key system inoperable; stains on leather seats; sharp edges around trunk; cruise control malfunctioning. This vehicle was purchased 02/01/03 and has been in the shop seven times for a total out-of-service time of over a month. The entire rear end was replaced but the vehicle still leaks oil. The acceleration problems are posing very dangerous driving conditions for me, as power lacks severely between 2000-4000 RPM. The front end clicks, grinds, clunks, and squeaks during driving. On most occasions while in the shop, the service departments documented that they could not duplicate my concerns even after they verbally confirmed my complaints during test drives with me. On some occasions, then attempted to make repairs without documenting it to avoid "lemon law" status. This vehicle is unsafe, unreliable, and hazardous to drive. Mlg

- Orange, CA, USA

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