Mercury

Mercury Villager

January 2001

Dear Consumer:

Thank you for contacting the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) about your
Mercury Villager or its twin, the Nissan Quest. Engineered by Nissan and
built by Ford in Avon Lakes, Ohio since its introduction in 1992, the
Villager and Quest are among the more reliable minivans sold. The Villager
is certainly far more reliable than the defect prone Ford Aerostar and
Windstar.

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.

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.

Mercury Sable









January 2001


Dear Taurus/Sable Owner:


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

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..

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.

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.