Mercury Grand Marquis owners have reported 34 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Mercury Grand Marquis based on all problems reported for the Grand Marquis.
Submission from constituent re a letter she sent to Ford motor company on behalf of a recall notice for her 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis qs/4 dr. Ls sdn in August 29, 2013. The consumer stated the amount of money she paid for the vehicle, the parts should not rust, with such low miles on the vehicle. The consumer referenced recall # 13v385000. Also, the vehicle down-shifted and would barely stop, when the consumer approached a four-way stop sign.
See all problems of the 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis.
Sporadically and without warning, my cruise control will activate causing the vehicle to immediately accelerate. I had been using the control but had DE-activated it but depressing the brake which leaves the unit "on" but not activated.
See all problems of the 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis.
Automatic transmission shifts erratically when in cruise mode, less than 70,000 miles on vehicle, has almost caused accident several times. Have to dis-engage cruise control and shut off overdrive to cure it, and keeps occurring although less frequently.
See all problems of the 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis.
The car make a loud crackle sound when I make a left turn, and also my transmission starting acting up. I took it back to the dealership where I purchase it from and they told me nothing was wrong, and I had the extended warranty, but I took it upon myself and took it to a transmission shop and I was then told that I need a new transmission. So the dealer lied to me and now my warranty ran out and they won't fixed it. What can I do. I also see alot of recall for my car that no one never sent me info about.
See all problems of the 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis.
On 08/18/2008 my mother took her vehicle to sunnyvale Lincoln Mercury dealership  732-7000[she purchased the vehicle there] because she was having problems getting the transmission to go in gear using the gear shift handle on the steering colomn. The dealership [invoice 24804, gabriel medina] said the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle drove o. K. It was just hard to go from park to drive. My mother is 86 years old and lives by her self. I feel strongly that she was taken for a ride and cheated out of $2,611. 93. She was never told as to why the transmission needed to be replaced, she drives a 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis with 17,352 miles on it. All oil changes and service work was done at the dealership from day one. Now the transmission is missing. Her warranty coverage for the transmission is her receipt from the dealership. There was never a problem with the shifting of the transmission once she got the gear shift handle to go to drive. So, if there is a problem with the linkage from the steering column to the transmission, why did the transmission have to be replaced?.
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- the contact owns a 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis. When the engine was started it would rev very high. When the brakes were applied the vehicle would abruptly go into drive. The failure occurred intermittently. There were no warning indicators. The Ford dealer was unable to diagnose or duplicate the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 200 miles, and the current mileage was 11,000 miles.
: the contact stated that the vehicle shifted into reverse after it was put in to park. There was no accident involved. The contact believes this is a manufacturing defect and not something caused by wear and tear. This was the first occurrence and the vehicle has not been inspected by a dealer. Updated 8/16/2006 -.
See all problems of the 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis.
: the contact stated while approaching a stop under normal braking, the vehicles engine revs and surges forward. The brake pedal must be depressed to the floor to stop the vehicle. This happened 5 times and the vehicle was inspected by the dealer however; the problem could not be duplicated. The vehicle was driven over 6,000 miles when the problem returned. It was taken back to the dealer for service and again the dealer was unable to duplicate the problem. The consumer believed there is a problem with the transmission. Updated 04/06/06.
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New 2004 Mercury marquis. Had car for one day. Attempted to make a quick left turn by depressing accelerator to the floor. Motor started revving up but the car would not move. Let off gas and transmission engaged. After making the turn,stopped the car, still in drive, put the gas pedal to the floor. The engine went into high revs and the car moved very slow,released the gas and the transmission once again engage. Took car back to dealer and they are replacing the transmission.
The vehicle's shifter jumped out of park and into reverse. As a resulted the vehicle rolled backwards and was involved in a minor collision.
The transmission keeps stalling on upgrades. . It stalls on grades after the first week. . . The transmission will not hold up under pressure. . . . It continues to lose pressure. . . Power. . . It must be recalled. . The first one I had I thought should be recalled but the dealership gave me another after 8 months. . . . It is doing the same thing please somebody help I will go everywhere I know and make this public until this is resolved.
Dealer replaced automatic transmission at 49000 miles at cost $1,800 to the consumer.
Power windows malfunctioned. The window became stuck. The regulator(s) had broken and the trasmission slipped.
See all problems of the 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis.
When the consumer put the gear into reverse on an incline, the vehicle continued to move forward. Ph.
The transmission was replaced. The virbration/shudder continues. The going into reverse problem appears to be solved.
See all problems of the 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis.
In steering column bolts to the shift indicator fell out. Vehicle was hard to maneuver and there was no control of which gear vehicle was being shifted to. Dealer was notified.
Vehicle suddenly accelerated when applying brakes to stop at approaching stop light, this occurred for second time. Vehicle taken to dealer. On first occasion dealer was unable to locate cause. On second occasion dealer replaced transmission. Feel free to provide any further information on this matter.
See all problems of the 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis.
When shifting vehicle into reverse it would go forward a few feet before going backwards. If shifting vehicle into neutral, it would go forward instead. Driver's foot was not on accelerator pedal. Problem was intermittent. Taken vehicle to dealership. Dealer performed tests with Ford scan tool and there were no problems found/concern could not be duplicated.
Consumer was traveling about 29mph on a highway and transmission acted like it wanted to downshift. Speed was withheld. Mechanic told consumer that computer for transmission needed to be replaced.
While driving at about 35mph vehicle would go into neutral, , and consumer would have to pull over and restart car.
While driving up a hill shifting into second gear, and when moving pawl back to drive, it won't be able to do so. Also, engine will stall, and there will be no power steering or brakes. Then, shifting to neutral and moving vehicle so that it could start working again.
While entering on to highway and increasing speed car stalls and looses force. While in park car jumps into gears, and when car has been off and goes from parking to reverse car jolts forward. Vehicle has been in repair three times since purchased for the same complaint and problem. Dealers has not attempted to resolve problem in vehicle.
Consumer was having a bouncy & rough ride. Dealer said it could be the transmission. Also, driver's side seat rattles when getting in & out. Dealer has tightened the bolts. Seat is loose, and if in an accident it could be a risk. Dealer was replacing the parts.
See all problems of the 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis.
Vehicle downshifted into passing gear while driving down a hill and vehicle accelerated. Brakes did not response, causing consumer to run into a bus and telephone pole. Also, dual airbags did not deploy. But, cover came off, resulting in a broken hip and pelvis. Prior to this accident consumer was complaining about transmission. But, dealer stated it was not important.
While the car was in park on level ground,parking brake not applied, it came out of park,went into drive & moved foward. This happened on two occasions, 6/6/99& 4/27/2000.
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Transmission does not shift proberly.
Right after it rained and the highway was wet I was doing about 30 mph and put the car in passing gear to pass another car, and the car went completely out of control. I lost all traction on the road and almost went into a ditch. The vehicle has no traction on wet pavements.
The od light on the dashboard is illuminated and it won't go out unless the vehicle is stopped and restarted, the dealer has stated that no harm could be done with this light being on.
Transmission surges severel times when going into overdrive.
On incline vehicle will roll back fast when stepping off the brakes. Also vehicle is difficult to shift into gears. Please provide further information.
Automatic transmission and catalytic converter failed.
After putting the vehicle in park and getting out of the vehicle, without any indication, the vehicle slipped into reverse. This caused the consumer to lose her balance and the vehicle rolled over her leg. Ph.
Planetary gears whine when accelerating to high gear but stop when the vehicle reaches normal speed.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Power Train problems||
|Automatic Transmission Control Module problems||
|Differential Unit problems||
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Vehicle Shudder problems||
|Transmission Shudder problems||
|Power Train Driveline problems||