hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,500 miles

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problem #4

Feb 072006


  • miles
I have found 3 recalls for my car, they are all the exact problems I am having, but when I searched for open recalls it said none are open for my car. I need my car repaired and the recalls completed.

- Decatur, AR, USA

problem #3

Mar 132017


  • 92,000 miles
NHTSA campaign number: 04V421000 manufacturer Ford Motor Company was driving on a main city St. My auto stopped with no power in the left lane of busy 4 lane St. Would not start in neutral or park, man pushed it into the ctr. Lane out of traffic area. Policeman came after I called 911, after a few minutes he suggested taking key out stepping on brake then inserting key back in ignition, did that and it started right up, and he followed me to my St. And I got safely home. Prior to this shut down incident it had stalled going down a hill however put it in neutral and it started up again. This incident could have caused a serious accident, prior to this incident it had been cutting out for a couple of months which I thought was cheap gas, so changed to tectron. I have called Ford on 3/15 twice and they said they can not do anything about it, I then researched this online and found this site and want to post exactly what happened to me as shown by the NHTSA on recall etc. It does show it is for the orig owner, I am the 2nd. Owner however this has occurred within the 15yr. Limitation you have posted for complaints explained to Ford that it may have taken this long for the filter to react in this manner.

- Prescott, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jun 012010


  • 92,000 miles
Since purchasing 2002 Mercury Cougar in January 2010 the vehicle hesitates, surges, and stalls at any rate of speed. Initially the problem was rare, then gradually occurred more frequently. This now happens at least weekly, sometimes several times per day. This issue has endangered me more times than I can currently recall. Replaced alternator, battery, egr valve and sensor, iac valve, and catalytic converter. The issue persists.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #1

Dec 032013


  • 126,000 miles
The car gets a stalling sensation when at a red light, or a complete standstill. It feels like its stuttering and unable to keep power. Changed egr valve, 2 idle control changes, along with a transmission flush was done. Nothing seems to be fixing the issue. The car acts up and stalls in cold temperatures. Stalled at a red light twice. Has been taken to different car shops on numerous occasions. No engine light comes on.

- Akron, OH, USA