Mercury Grand Marquis owners have reported 62 problems related to seat belt (under the seat belt category).
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?.
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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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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.
1 passenger seat belt not functioning properly 2 speed control not working 3 passenger side headlight not working in low beam only high beam.
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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.
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.
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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 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.
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.
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!!.
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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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.
The contact owns a 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the seat belt tension needed to be replaced however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.
The contact owns a 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis. The contact stated the air bag warning indicator was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who stated that the retractor failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.
The air bag warning light came on and stayed on. Turned off ignition. Restarted vehicle and airbag warning light came back on. Took to Ford dealer diagnosed as a bad seatbelt pretensioner cost for diagnosis $110. 00 estimated cost to repair $830. 00. Did not have repaired. This should be a recall item.
The contact owns a 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis. The contact stated that the air bag sensor and seat belt sensor illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who diagnosed that the seat belt sensor malfunctioned and the air bag may not deploy. The dealer stated that the seat belt assembly needed to be replaced. However, the repairs could not be performed since the parts were not available. The contact was waiting to schedule NHTSA campaign id number: 14v704000 (steering). The dealer could not provide a specific date when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.
First noticed airbag light began flashing on and off. Within two days the airbag light came on and remained on. Had the dealer check this out. The report came back driver side seat belt was at fault. No repair available must be replaced.
Both air bag lights have stayed lighted four months apart. Replacement was a complete (using Ford motor CO parts) unit on driver-side in may 2014. Now(sept 9,2014) the passenger side unit needs replacement at a cost of $700. 00 for each side. The state of virginia inspection process requires replacement for the vehicle to pass. I'm told the air bag is in-operative when the light is on this a safety issue.
2006 Mercury Grand Marquis. The air bag light illuminated. The dealer replaced the seat belt tensioner.
My 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis airbag light is on. Dealership claims the airbags will not deploy due to a malfunctioning seatbelt pretensioner. Repair/replacement will cost $1800 to do both passenger and driver. Car only has 29,250 miles on it. I have found where this seems to be an ongoing problem with this model. Also, saw where this issue has caused airbags not to deploy in a collision. Some have reported the problem reoccurring after repair. This is a bad design by Mercury and a huge safety concern that should have been issued a recall!.
Started car to go to work idling in drive way and I got an air bag light and alarm going off, turned car off and restarted and same thing. Was scared to drive until I talked to mechanic at local dealership. He said the problem is in the seat belt assembly and would have to be replaced. Parts about 260 dollars plus labor probably anothe 200 dollars. Researching air bag light issues for Grand Marquis for fixes for my problem I discovered theere are several other owners of same model with same issue. Was wondering if others has reported and if so why has there not been a recall. I love my car otherwise and poor single father raising my children on my own and cannot afford these repairs plus driving a car that the air bags possible wont work on lord forbid we were in an accident.
In Feb, 2014, I originally had a minor crash when another driver was cited for reckless driving. His insurance paid for my damage. No airbags were deployed on either me, the driver, or my mother, the passenger. We were belted in. Recently, on September 7th, 2015, the airbag warning light and chimes came on when I started the vehicle. The light continues to come on, the chime rings in 3 sets of 5 periodically. The dealer that fixed the original damage, alan jay, ran a $55 diagnostic and stated the passenger seat belt pretensioner was open, and that this could have only occurred in an accident. I asked why the system did not respond the 1 1/2 years earlier when the accident occurred? alan jay did not have an answer, but stated my entire restraint system and airbags would not operate in any future crash, until I replace the passenger seat belt, which will cost $780. 00 alan jay Ford / Mercury said to contact national general insurance because "the pretensioner doesn't just go" that an accident had to have occurred to cause this. National general called me back today and stated this is untrue. There has been multiple complaints on the Mercury Grand Marquis airbag light activating and shutting down the restraint system and turning off the airbags for no cause. . Read more...
Front passenger belt will not restrain abrupt forward motion. Air bag indicator light shows system not activated while driving. Ford dealership says this is a common complaint but is not covered by Ford motor company policy. Other complaints on this site regarding front passenger belts with the same problem indicate that this situation will become more common until a death occurs. Then Ford will issue an apology, after it is too late.
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The contact owns a 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the driver's side air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where it was stated that the driver's side pretensioner failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 38,000. The consumer was informed a small spring in the seat belt harness broke and the only way to replace it, was to replace the entire seat belt harness. Two months later, the failure happened again. Updated 04/01/14.
The seat belt warning air bag light came on and won't go off. It happen back in Aug 2011 at 40,598 miles now two years later at 53,631 same probelm again. I filed a complaint then and now once again , when are you people going to make Ford fix these cars right. If you look at all the complaints filed concerning the seat belt probelm it would seem to me that you are doing absoulety nothing except letting these car manufactures give us consumer a bunch of bs and charge us and arm and leg to fix some thing that shouldn't be failing that soon. I mean come on in 13,000 miles and it fails again. It will cost me another $450. 00 to fix the same probelm and if I don't the air bag system will not work so where does that leave me???.
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|Seat Belt problems||
|Front Seat Belt Buckle Assembly problems||
|Front Seat Belt Retractor problems||
|Front Seat Belt Anchorage problems||
|Front Seat Belt Warning Light problems||
|Front Seat Belt Webbing problems||
|Rear Seat Belt problems||
|Rear Seat Belt Buckle problems||