NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Cooling System: Fan Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,175 miles

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1998 Mercury Mystique cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Mercury Mystique Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 132004

Mystique 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,350 miles


Fan stopped working on 1998 Mercury Mystique, no heat in car. Most likly cause is the resistor on the heater blower moter. This should be covered on Ford recalls 01S22 or 01M07, but Ford will not fix it. Ford did replace this part under recall 99M07 on 01/17/2001, this is an on going issue and all Mystique should be cover under 01M07.

- Dalton, MA, USA

problem #1

Jan 202000


  • miles
In January 2000, my fan stopped running and my ABS light went off simultaneously as I was rolling to a complete stop in a parking lot. My speed was very slow, as I was just stopping at the exit to the parking lot. Ford covered the fan switch, as it was under my extended warranty. They researched and stated the ABS module had blown, and was in no way related to what had happened with the fan. This is the third time the fan switch had been replaced. Ford would not cover the ABS module, and told me that the part alone was $936 and it would require a half a day's labor to install. The dealer charged me $79.77 for running the diagnostic tests on the vehicle to find the problem. I took the car to a local garage, and had the repair done for $450. I was very angry, as my warranty would not cover this part or labor, and I lease the vehicle. This part is covered in 3.4L models, but not in my car. Yesterday, I was driving home and applied the brakes as I approached my home, the lights dimmed and the ABS light went off. My fan was not on, therefore, it did not blow. My wipers and lights were on. I assume this is the same problem with the ABS as last time. I feel that there has to be some electrical problem shorting this module out, and I do not want to pay more money to replace this if it is going to continue to occur. I went through all of the channels I could at Ford Motor Company, to no avail, the first time. I feel that there is a defect with my car that could be electrical and just may result in other problems. I lease this vehicle and will be done with it in February, however, I do not want to have to either drive around with my ABS system not functioning, or pay more money to fix a problem that would logically seem to be a defect of the car. I would appreciate any assistance you could offer me with this situation. Thank you for any help you can offer.

- Rome, NY, USA

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