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Seat Belt Problems of Mercury Grand Marquis - part 1

Mercury Grand Marquis owners have reported 76 problems related to seat belt (under the seat belt category).

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2011 Mercury Grand Marquis 1
Failure Date: 09/18/2017

The air bag light remains on all the time. My mechanic says that car's computer is generating a code indicating a problem with a sensor in driver's side seat belt. He says that the entire seat belt assembly must be replaced at a cost of $500. The car only has 70,000 miles on it. Since this is a safety issue and appears from the many complaints you've received to be a common problem with 2005 Grand Marquis's, I urge dot to issue a recall to require the manufacturer to pay for the necessary repairs.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis 2
Failure Date: 08/09/2017

Air bag light came on vehicle when opening door, took to private shop and dealer future Ford of roseville and both states it is a common issue with this model. Called Ford on their toll free number and stated since it's not a ntsb recall they are not obligated to fix. Error is that tensioner spring or/and canister in tensioner is over sensitive and will likely fail and cause a high ohm reading to the computer, causing error light on, to blink 3-3 for driver side or 3-4 for passenger, and disabling airbags. Dealership is back logged on orders for new seatbelt assemblies, that in some cases may take over two weeks for order to clear. Assemblies are faulty by design. Ntsb should investigate Ford and make a mandatory recall for this and similar models and multiple years that use this assembly type, since this issue is a safety risk, and a design fault.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis 3
Failure Date: 05/18/2017

First passenger airbag light and chirping sound came on. Paid the high cost of getting repaired then about 3 weeks the driver side light and chirping sound came on having to get that repaired!! airbag light stays on constantly and the chirping sound comes and goes. Comes on when I turn the car on.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis 4
Failure Date: 05/10/2017

Several times each time I drive the drivers seat belt will come undone.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis 5
Failure Date: 05/01/2017

The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis. The contact stated that the seat belts failed to function properly in the vehicle. In addition, the air bag warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v861000 (exterior lighting). The vehicle had not yet been diagnosed by a dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the contact was waiting for a response to schedule a repair solution with a dealer. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis 6
Failure Date: 04/04/2017

The seat belts will not stay attached. You can put them on and they appear to be locked in and you can pull on them to see if they are attached and they appear to attach but then while just sitting, they may pop-off you and become disengaged leaving you without your seat belt on you. This can occur if the car is in motion or if it is standing still. Sometimes it will even pop-off right after you put it in the buckle. They are faulty. We called Ford and they will not do anything to repair or recall it. I talked to 2 people at Ford customer care and sent them an email, also but they will not do anything to help us. We also contacted a Mercury dealer who told us to call Ford.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis 7
Failure Date: 01/01/2017

Air bag symbo appears on dash - loud buzzing sound - when driving - nalley Ford ,sandy springs,atlanta, GA. Reported point test found both pretensloer faulty seat belts drive front and passenger front.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis 8
Failure Date: 08/23/2016

Seat belts front both sides,nothing but the retracter sticks,slow moving lap&shold. Steering shaft separates,rattles when hitting bumps hard.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis 9
Failure Date: 08/22/2016

Recall while driving the steering wheel seems very loose as if its about to come off.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis 10
Failure Date: 08/13/2016

Both back seat belts don't retract as they should, the test was done when vehicle is stopped but I checked my other grandmarquis of 1997, it has the same issue. I also took it a mechanic and they checked two different but Ford crown victoria, it snowed the same issue. All vehicles were stationary during test. Is there any safety test I can perform to make sure they work or recall on this vehicle.


 
car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis 11
Failure Date: 06/21/2016

Seat belts will not retract after use and are stuck.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis 12
Failure Date: 06/10/2016

Hello, I own a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis and have been experiencing an apparent problem with the air bag / seatbelt system. There is a light that is on that says airbag. I had it checked out by my local mechanic who said it was likely a seatbelt tensioner per the code in the computer. After doing some research online, I discovered that there were pages of people with similar problems. A working replacement could not be installed as these parts are numbered to the car and have to be repaired and reprogrammed. Dealers have quoted over $500+ for the repair, per my research. Given the amount of people just on the forums, for many years and mileages of this car, just for this problem. There is an apparent problem with Ford's s q. C. From the start. If they are going to install a safety system it ought not become a liability, as I don't know if it will save me or injure me much less if the seat belts will work in an emergency! your feedback is appreciated. If I have reached the wrong dept. In errata could you either forward this to the right party or let me know who to contact. Again there are numerous complaints online about these vehicles. I have experienced Ford not including on the recall list, models that have had recall problems before. Please help. Thank you kindly keith schneider.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis 13
Failure Date: 04/01/2016

The passengers side seat beat comes undone at times and the speed sensor works intermittently and it leaks gas from around the fuel pump.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis 14
Failure Date: 02/12/2016

I purchased the vehicle as a used vehicle with 42900 miles. The vehicle has no history of an accident on the carfax report. The airbag light came on and the repair ended up costing over $1000 because new sensors had to be installed for the seat belt assemblies. The automobile mechanic said this is common for 2005 Ford automobiles. Why hasn't Ford issued a recall to correct the problem?.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis 15
Failure Date: 01/05/2016

A spring in the driver's seat belt buckle failed, causing the airbag light on the instrument panel to illuminate and deactivate the air bag system in the event of a front impact requiring air bag deployment. The seat belt and buckle was required to be replaced. The air bag light illuminated every time the driver fastens the seat belt. The airbag light stays on and would not go off when the driver fastens the seat belt. The dealer traced this to a faulty seat belt latch. From reading on owners¿ blogs of this model, over several years including my model year, my problem does not appear to be a unique or rare occurrence. The most common causes are worn or broken springs on the switch in the seat belt latch. The switch in the seat belt latch not recognizing the driver in the driver¿s seat with the seat belt fastened causes the light to go on and deactivate the airbag restraint system for the driver. This safety item should be a model recall.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis 16
Failure Date: 01/04/2016

When the vehicle is started, the air bag light comes on and flashes the code 34. It then stays on as long as the vehicle is operating. The code mentioned above is for the passenger seat pre-tensioner. Since this is part of the safety equipment (belts may not lock during a collision), I believe this is an item the manufacturer should take care of. The dealer quoted $700 to replace the unit. This has been an ongoing issue with the vehicle.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis 17
Failure Date: 12/24/2015

1 passenger seat belt not functioning properly 2 speed control not working 3 passenger side headlight not working in low beam only high beam.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis 18
Failure Date: 11/23/2015

Airbag warning light illuminated. Diagnosis indicated seat belt pre-tensioner was defective. Since airbag would not deloy in this condition, it was replaced, costing $513. 00. Internet search shows numerous complaints. Safety recall is warranted.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis 19
Failure Date: 09/06/2015

On September 9, 2015 I purchased a used 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis LS. I was informed that the airbag light was on. I subsequently found that there had been some minor damage to the lower front of the vehicle, not resulting in airbag deployment. In researching the problem and to determine if there had been an airbag recall by the NHTSA, I found that there had been 57 registered complaints on the repair pal website and that a complaint had also been filed with the NHTSA. For this problem and that the problem was a result of defective seat-belt assemblies. There should be a safety recall issued for this problem as it effects the proper functionality of the restraint system in the event of a collision.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis 20
Failure Date: 05/13/2015

The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated continuously. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the seat belt assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 66,900.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis 21
Failure Date: 05/05/2015

Car failed safety inspection due air bag warning light on. Diagnosis indicated that the driver's seat belt pretensioner had failed, and air bag would not inflate in a crash. The pretensioner had to be replaced. This seemed like a premature failure, as the car has only 47924 miles. The service desk person at the dealer said that this was very common in Mercury Grand Marquis. I did some checking on the internet and found that he was correct, according to all of the reports exactly like mine. In virginia a car fails for this light being on. I'm not sure about other states. In view of the frequency of this problem, I feel there should be a recall.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis 22
Failure Date: 05/05/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis. The contact stated that the air bag light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and it was determined that the seat belt pretensioner had failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 97,000. Pam.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis 23
Failure Date: 01/20/2015

Air bag dash light started to flash several times and then remained illuminated steadily after a few days. Dealership conducted diagnostic scan, which revealed problem with both driver and passenger pretensioners, needing replacing. Their estimate was approx. $1,500. 00. From what we've researched, there appear to be numerous incidents of this nature. There should be a full investigation with possible recall. Cannot afford this repair!!.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis 24
Failure Date: 01/15/2015

My wife was involved in a head on collision on 01. 15. 2015. Impact was edge of one vehicle to edge of other vehicle. . She was wearing seat belt. Her side seat and steering wheel air bags deployed. My wife still hit the windshield with her head. No secondary impacts occurred (I. E. , 3rd vehicle or fixed object). Accident sheared the driver's wheel and brake assembly off completely. Completely splitting the aluminium wheel in half. Frame was also bent under the wheel-well housing towards the firewall. I am inquiring as to whether there are any other recorded incidents of similar occurrences with this vehicle. Seems strange that with these safety measures in place, and utilized a driver can still hit the windshield. (not absolutely certain of the vehicle's mileage. . . But it isn't high. ).

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis 25
Failure Date: 11/10/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis. While driving at various speeds, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag pretensioners failed. As a result, the seat belt retractor assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 51,000. The VIN was not available.