Car Stall problems of the 1999 Mercury Cougar

13 problems related to car stall have been reported for the 1999 Mercury Cougar. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Car Stall problem 1
Failure Date: 05/01/2016

The contact owns a 1999 Mercury Cougar. While driving approximately 5 mph approaching a stop, the vehicle idled and stalled without warning. In addition, the speedometer fluctuated. The failure recurred, especially when the heater was activated. The contact would have to turn the ignition key in order for the vehicle to turn back on and be able to be driven again. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000.

car   Car Stall problem 2
Failure Date: 07/08/2006

1999 Mercury Cougar seat back failure during rear-end collision. Cougar stalled on busy freeway ending in rear totaled car collision. The driver's seat went completely down and upon seats in the backseat. This was two defects. Injuries were neck and back pains, three bumps to the head resulting in two black eyes. My advice to all 1999 Cougar owners-get rid of the car, by way of junkyard-this is an extremely dangerous vehicle and one will not know until an accident happens.

car   Car Stall problem 3
Failure Date: 06/08/2006

1. Car began to lose power and the steering wheel began to lock up and lights began flickering on the dash. 2. The car stalled in the fast lane on a busy freeway. The consequence was a small truck rear-ended the back of the car and it was totaled. One person had busted lip in truck and one in the car had busted forehead and blackened eyes with back injuries and the other one had back and stomach extreme pains and legs. 3. Nothing could be done at this point-the car always had problems. Too bad, I was not aware of all of the recalls--maybe that would not have helped either.

car   Car Stall problem 4
Failure Date: 11/09/2004

While driving any speed, the vehicle would hesitate/surge forward before stalling. The consumer managed to pull over and restart the vehicle. The dealership will be notified. Please provide more information.

car   Car Stall problem 5
Failure Date: 05/03/2004

While driving between 35 to 40 mph vehicle stalled. This caused loss of steering and brake power. Consumer lost the control of the vehicle, and was involved in a front end collision. Upon impact, neither of the air bags deployed.

car   Car Stall problem 6
Failure Date: 03/03/2003

The engine made a very loud rattle and then stalled. The dealer stated the engine blew due to defective pistons and rods.

car   Car Stall problem 7
Failure Date: 03/19/2002

The timing chain failed & broke, resulting in extensive damage to the car's engine. Car lost power & stalled on a state highway. According to independent reports from (2) repair shops, premature failure of the timing chain was indicated, resulting in thousands of dollars worth of damage to the engine - heads & valves.

car   Car Stall problem 8
Failure Date: 04/04/2000

Car stalls for no apparent reason. It will lose power as if out of gas. Rpm's will rev up high and car will act as if it is in neutral. While traveling at 70mph , the car would hesitate severely and act as if it was going to shut down. It would continue to drive , but speed would get slower and slower but the rpm's would keep going up and down. When car completely stalls , it becomes very difficult to get it started again. Once it is started, it will drive fine for about another week. The car has stalled at different speeds and totally unexpected. It has happened four times and the car becomes hard to control in traffic. The dealer has been unable to duplicate the problem, therefore unable to fix it. Other minor problems have been the hatch not opening due to leaking strut. Took 2 atempts by the dealer before problem was solved. Cd player went out and sun roof would not open.

car   Car Stall problem 9
Failure Date: 01/10/2000

01 v 031 000/battery cable routing: vehicle has an ongoing problem with stalling. Vehicle been to the dealer for repairs ,and the problem still occurring. Feel free to provide any further information.

car   Car Stall problem 10
Failure Date: 07/27/1999

Vehicle stalls. When driving in rain and hit a puddle ,vehicle will stall. Also, when hitting a bump wheel will lock/ lights will come on, and vehicle will stall. Contacted dealer, and dealer stated could not find anything wrong.

car   Car Stall problem 11
Failure Date: 07/01/1999

While driving vehicle idles and stalls unexpectedly which may cause a crash. Also vehicle experiences a no start condition. Dealer cannot determine the cause of the problem.

car   Car Stall problem 12

Intermittently vehicle will stall out and die without warning.

car   Car Stall problem 13

Problems with vehicle's trunk coming unlatched from the inside. The horn was also inoperative, the vehicle stalled, and there was a constant problem with the blower/fan. The consumer requested to be reimbursed for the repair cost of the blower. There was a recall regarding the heater blower resistor, however the dealer stated the vehicle identification number wasn't included in the recall.

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