really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,989 miles

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1998 Mercury Villager engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Mercury Villager Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 292007

Villager 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 144,946 miles


1998 Mercury Villager purchased used in 2003. Idle throttle body failed in 2006, Mercury dealer took two weeks to find the part and replaced at my expense. Idle throttle body failed again in early 2007. Dealer took two weeks again to find part and did not charge me but I had to rent a car at my expense. Today 9/30/07 the same symptom of the car accelerating to 1500 RPM intermittently while sitting stopped at a light has begun again instead of constant 800 RPM when this part is working correctly. I will have to wait on the dealer to find a part and repair it again at my inconvenience and expense. Have other owners of this vehicle engine experienced the same repeated safety and waste of fuel issue?

- Delran, NJ, USA

problem #4

May 032001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine ran away in full high speed. Consumer pulled over to shut engine off, and it restarted with no problem. Vehicle was taken to dealer, but problem couldn't be duplicated. On May 26, 2001, vehicle was in reverse and engine went up to 5500 rpms.

- Leesburg, VA, USA

problem #3

Nov 012000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, throttle sticks, consumer states that the dealership has been contacted many times, but they can not find a fix and they don't seem worried about doing so, consumer is requesting a new vehicle until this problems is corrected.

- Indop, IN, USA

problem #2

Jul 201999


  • miles
Vehicle was in an accident on 20-Jul-99. Upon impact, air bags deployed, but vehicle continued to accelerate in the intersection. Consumer wanted to know if airbags deployed should vehicle have stopped.

- Milmay, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 281999


  • miles
Consumer was sitting in vehicle when she put vehicle in drive with foot on brakes, and suddenly vehicle was moving full throttle ahead. Vehicle crashed into the garage, exiting the garage on the other side, then went through a 4 1/2 ft. Drop to the lower yard and then 25 feet before stopping. Vehicle is at jeffery Buick, Nissan, in roseville---810-285-3166 (jef), claim # 7570.

- Grosse Point, MI, USA

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