hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
112,042 miles

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2003 Mercury Marauder electrical problems

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2003 Mercury Marauder Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 042013


  • 105,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Mercury Marauder. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the air bag light remained illuminated. The vehicle was diagnosed by the contact. The contact replaced unknown wiring underneath the driver seat, but the light still remained illuminated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 105,000.

- Louisville , KY, USA

problem #5

Feb 172014

Marauder 8-cyl

  • 319,254 miles
Head light flicker on and off, low beams are dim, hig beams not bright.

- Amite, LA, USA

problem #4

Apr 242013

Marauder 8-cyl

  • 103,000 miles
I was entering onto a parkway at 05:30 hours, day-break, when my headlights shut off. I turned the on/off switch, flicked the hi-beams, no lights. I pulled the driving lamps switch, they came on. I drove for about 10 seconds and the headlights came on. I have not driven this vehicle at night since this event. I took my car to a local service center and we experimented with the head lights. Car running, drivers window down...turned head lights on, parking lights came on but head lights did not come on. Turned on left turn signal and head lights came on. Jiggled multi function switch and head lights flickered as did left turn lamp. Ordered new multi function switch will have it installed 13 may, 2013. Concern: I searched the internet for similar problems and no one else mentioned the multi function switch, they all referred to the lighting control module. I now fear my problem could occur again after replacing the multi function switch. This is a life threatening problem occurring on similar vehicles.

- Hopkinsville, KY, USA

problem #3

Oct 212011

Marauder 8-cyl

  • 74,500 miles


Headlights, turn signals, side markers, fog lamps all died unexpectedly when driving down the road twice on Friday night. Faulty 'lighting control module' (part number 3W7Z-13C788-aa on my specific vehicle) to blame. Previous investigation by NHTSA closed (PE08066), but problems remain -* 2001-2004 panther platform vehicles will have this problem eventually if they haven't already due to the relay being sized to small and eventually burning out. Massive safety issue with losing your lighting while driving at highway speeds on dark backroads.

- Auburn, MA, USA

problem #2

May 042011


  • 33,500 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Mercury Marauder. The contact stated while driving in inclement weather the windshield wipers would not operate unless they were on full speed. The wipers would also come on automatically and spray the fluid when they were not manually operated. In addition, the headlights and interior lights would flicker on and off when they were in the off position. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer nor had it been repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 33,500.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #1

Jan 022007

Marauder 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
2003 Mercury Marauder. All interior and exterior lights fail as you drive down the street. I have taken the car in 5 different times in the last 6 months to 2 different dealers and no one can fix the problem.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

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