Mercury Grand Marquis owners have reported 27 problems related to front suspension (under the suspension 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.
While driving suspension is very bouncy, which causes vehicle to become uncontrollable.
See all problems of the 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis.
Dealership replaced parts under warranty w/ deductable. No safety defect listed.
See all problems of the 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis.
While driving 65 mph started to change lanes, and noticed another vehicle in same lane, and swerved back to the right. As soon as she turned wheel to right she lost control of vehicle, it went across 2 lanes of traffic to left, and hit a tractor trailer head-on . Airbags did deploy. Consumer and passenger sustained minor injuries. Consumer stated it felt like vehicle was on ice. Prior to this, when driving over a bump, vehicle was hard to control. Insurance will send an investigator, vehicle was totalled. Consumer stated that the amount of movement she made to return to the other lane was not extreme, however the front of the vehicle spun to the right causing her to strike the side of a flatbed tractor trailer.
See all problems of the 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis.
Poor front end alignment, vehicle starts to go from side to side while driving. Has not contacted dealer yet.
Consumer states that car pulls to the left, dealer found no problems with tires and was unable to duplicate complaint on road test.
While driving could hit a pothole or bumps and chassis will make vibration, and could feel the vibration on the steering wheel.
Dealer (bob sight Ford) told me this is a common problem with Ford and Mercury and that Ford has re-designed the front-end components. This repair cost me $966. Ford has still not offered a recall despite many failures of these parts.
See all problems of the 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis.
Steering is very hard to control, it goes where bumps and dips take you. Car will jump all over the road. Steering has constant pull to left with lots noise. Also steel to steel slamming noise. Steering colum inside car moves. Dealers look make some adjustments,say found no problem. But problems continue. I returned for repeat preformance. Very rough ride front and rear . Electrical problems surfacing, lights flickering,dash,dome headlights etc. , engine cut out as if I turned it off and then came back on each time ihave been sitting still, talk about a dangerous driving situation! again the dealer checks it out finds no problem says they cant always find a problem until it happens and they have the car when the problem occurs. Alot of good thats going to do driving down the highway at 60mph with 5 kids in the car!!! the air conditioning doesn't cool well at first they said no problem the weather got very hot ,they set an appointment. They found low pressure replaced low prssure clutch switch. I took the car in again for poor front end and steering control now adding to the list aloud slamming together of 2 pieces of steel coming from the left front tire area either going over bumps or dips I can't tell which because it happens randomly. The solution, the dealer checks the right side! so the car goes back again .
Front end missalignment causes vehicle to pull to the right. Yh.
See all problems of the 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis.
While driving vehicle wanders,; also, steering is very hard to control. Worse when windy or rain ing. In addition, hoode latch needed adjustment and check engine light stays on after starting vehicle. Vehicle has been taken to dealers and they are unable to locate a problem. Notes vehicle is operating according to manufacturer's specifications.
See all problems of the 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis.
While making a right turn noticed vibration in the vehicle. Consumer stated that it only vibrates when trying to make right turns. Consumer contacted the dealer, but they were unable to fix the problem at that time.
Front suspension weld is weak, causing poor control of the vehicle. The dealer has been notified.
Vehicle pulls to left due to front end problems.
There is a constant feeling that the tires and front end are both out of alignment and tires out balance(they are not) causing a constant rough ride on the smoothest pavement beginning at 55mph. Dealer has changed tires twice re-balanced tires 4 times and re-aligned 3 times. Can you check.
Vehicle pulls to the left while driving.
The consumer stated the front end of the vehicle was lower than normal which caused damage to the front end when parking. The dealership provided a temporary fix by putting shims under the front end. While driving at 15 mph in the rain, the vehicle suddenly lost power steering. The consumer had to use excessive force to steer. This resulted in injuries to the consumers arm. This failure was due to the tensioner pulley falling off. The parts were replaced. The driver side seat belt plate failed to lock in the buckle. The dealership replaced the entire seat belt assembly. Also, front rims have excessive brake dust. Dealer inspected brakes, but weren't able to duplicate concern of consumer.
Vehicle is pulls to the left and right.
Vehicle vibtates while driving. Vehicle has been inspected several times by dealer; however , pproblem could not be duplicated. Please provide additional information.
Whenever driving at various speeds vehicle would bounce for no reason. Its as if springs/ shocks were not good. Had taken vehicle to dealer, and mechanic indicated problem was normal. Vehcle was test driven and no problem found.
When driving 30 mph or above front end vibrates or shakes, becomes very difficult to keep control of the steering wheel. The car also makes a popping sound when making sharp turns. Dealer cannot identify the cause of the problem.
When driving at about 60mph steering becomes more uncontrolable. When driving the vehicle jumps to the right. Dealer says it's a design flaw.
When driving on wet pavement vehicle pulls to right or left, cause unknown. Dealer has made several attempts to correct problem, but cannot identify cause.
While driving vehicle is experiencing vibration in steering column. Cause unknown. Please provide details.
Poor suspension, causing instability.
Front end not properly aligned, causing constant steering adjustments.
When driving and turning to the right there is a noise (like rubbing against something ) and vibration in the car , took to dealer on two occasions.
When proceeding from a stop position on wet pavement the rear end of vehicle severly pulled to the left without warning, nearly causing a collision. Please give any further details.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Front Suspension problems||
|Front Suspension Lower Ball Joint problems||
|Rear Suspension problems||
|Front Suspension Upper Ball Joint problems||
|Ball Joint problems||
|Front Suspension Control Arm problems||
|Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problems||
|Suspension Noise problems||
|Front Suspension Lower Control Arm problems||