NHTSA — Electrical System: Wiring: Interior/Under Dash Problems


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

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1998 Mercury Mystique electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Mercury Mystique Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 182003


  • Manual transmission
  • miles


I came to this site looking for recall information to see if there had been a recall related to my problems with the 1998 Mercury Mystique. So far nothing too dangerous has happened, but I am feeling very unsafe for obvious reasons. One by one the electrical systems in my car are shorting out. I haven't been able to power down the passenger side window for quite some time. Then the radio (always faulty -- they were never able to fix it even by replacing it) shorted out completely on the incident date below. Then the interior overhead and floorboard lights shorted out a few days later. I'm concerned that the exterior lights and power steering are next. I can't get an appointment at the dealership to have all this looked at for another couple of weeks. I was checking the site to see if there were any related recalls or complaints. Thought I'd add a complaint because maybe it needs to be looked into.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #1

Nov 261999


  • miles
Ongoing problem with electrical shortages, causing vehicle to lose power. Vehicle has been to dealer's shop on four occasions, and problem continues to occur. Also a fire orignated under the hood. Feel free to provide further details.

- Martinberg, WV, USA

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