Jason Levine

Mercury Tracer

January 2001

Dear Escort/Tracer Owner:

Thank you for contacting the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) about your Escort or Tracer. CAS has received numerous complaints from consumers on passive seatbelts, fires, transmission failures, tie rod breakage, premature tire wear, stalling and costly engine damage.

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Mercury Topaz

January 2001

Dear Tempo/Topaz Owner:

Thank you for contacting the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) about your Tempo or Topaz. Introduced as one of Ford's first front wheel drive vehicles in 1984, Ford replaced it in 1995 with the Contour. CAS has received numerous complaints from consumers on fires, chronic stalling, unintended acceleration, paint peel, and tie rod failure.

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Mercury Sable





January 2001

Dear Taurus/Sable Owner:

Thank you for contacting the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) about your Taurus or Sable.

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Mercury Mystique

January 2001

Dear Contour/Mystique Owner:

Thank you for contacting the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) about your Contour or Mystique. CAS has received complaints from consumers on faulty gauges, air conditioning leaks and mold, difficulty shifting out of Park, water leaks, lurching while in first gear, inoperative gas cap levers, stalling, hard starts and other driveability problems..

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Mercury Grand Marquis

July 2002

Dear Ford Owner:

Thank you for contacting the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) about your Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis or Lincoln Town Car or Continental.

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Mercury Cougar

November 1999

Dear Ford Owner:

Thank you for contacting the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) about your 1985-97 Ford Thunderbird, Mercury Cougar or Lincoln Mark which are built on the same platform and share common features. After 1997 Ford killed off the T-bird/Mark and replaced the Cougar with a car built on the same platform as the Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique. The T-bird in its dying days little resembled the legendary '55 T-bird and may come back in 2001.

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Mazda RX-7

November 2001

Dear Consumer:

Thank you for contacting the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) about your Mazda 323, 626, 929, MX-3, MX-6, Miata, Millenia, Protégé or RX-7. Mazda started as a small car company with the GLC which according to Mazda stood for "great little car." Actually, the GLC was good, not great. Much the same can be said for Mazda's cars today - they are good, not great. Mazda's cars today are also larger, more upscale and much more expensive.

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Mazda Protege

November 2001

Dear Consumer:

Thank you for contacting the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) about your Mazda 323, 626, 929, MX-3, MX-6, Miata, Millenia, Protégé or RX-7. Mazda started as a small car company with the GLC which according to Mazda stood for "great little car." Actually, the GLC was good, not great. Much the same can be said for Mazda's cars today - they are good, not great. Mazda's cars today are also larger, more upscale and much more expensive.

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