MERKUR Comments and Complaints ID: 1097 - Vehicle Information for MERKUR

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1988 MERKUR SCORPIO in West Monroe, LA
Advise merkur scorpio owners to immediately have tailight fuse replaced.
1988 MERKUR MERKUR in Salem, OR
The tfi module failed causing the vehicle to stall and jerk when the engine gets warm, the consumer is requesting some reimbursement for the faulty module. nlm
1988 MERKUR SCORPIO in Seattle, WA
Vehicle stalls while turning or warming up.
1986 MERKUR XR4TI in New York, NY
I understand an ignition module is supposed to last the lifetime of a car. mine failed at about 44,000 miles, if i'm not mistaken. fortunately no one was hurt; the car stalled as we were pulling out of a parking lot. still there clearly ...
1986 MERKUR XR4TI in Germantown, MD
While driving exhaust manifold cracked and let fumes into vehicle, consumer replaced manifold, and it cracked again. this was owner's third merkur, and on each ones exhaust manifold cracked. also, vehicle had a/c lines run directly over...
1986 MERKUR XR4TI in Germantown, MD
While driving exhaust manifold cracked and let fumes into vehicle, consumer replaced manifold, and it cracked again. this was owner's third merkur, and on each ones exhaust manifold cracked. also, vehicle had a/c lines run directly over...
1988 MERKUR SCORPIO in Ft.lauderdale, FL
Slammed on brakes at 70mph and pedal was hard to mash, and anti-lock didn't kick in. had sensor replaced 5 times but still failed. had to swerve off of highway to avoid accident.
1988 MERKUR SCORPIO in Ft.lauderdale, FL
Fuel leaking from injectors caused small underhood fire. was able to extinguish, but could have been seroius. fuek was leaking onto hot exhaust manifold. very, very poor quality, and no dealer or manufacturer support. thanks ford.
1986 MERKUR XR4TI in Washington, DC
The turn signals and hazards stop working because of a problem with the hadzard switch which is connected to the turn signal switch. as such there are no hazards or turn dignals. i have replaced this once and the hazards switch is going on ...
1986 MERKUR XR4TI in Washington, DC
The turn signals and hazards stop working because of a problem with the hadzard switch which is connected to the turn signal switch. as such there are no hazards or turn dignals. i have replaced this once and the hazards switch is going on ...
1985 MERKUR XR4TI in Lubbock, TX
Hazard switch fails in on position; turn signals sometimes disabled by same switch.
1988 MERKUR SCORPIO in Fall River, MA
This failure was with the ford replacement part. only 1 year ago, less than 4,000 miles ago, the original equipment tfi module failed, leaving me stranded. this time, however, it was worse, leaving me stranded on a highway exit. being at...
1987 MERKUR XR4TI in Lake Elmo, MN
Hazard switch broke when engaged, difficult to disengage, caused turn signal switch to become inoperative
1989 MERKUR XR4TI in Toluca Lake, CA
No summary listed for this vehicle.
1989 MERKUR XR4TI in Macon, GA
No summary listed for this vehicle.
1987 MERKUR XR4TI in Lake Nebagamon, WI
The hazard switches in these cars break very easily, causing many electrical problems. from the turn signals not working to even the car not shutting off. one of our members was driving down the road at about 55mph when the button shot out ...
1985 MERKUR MERKUR in Lafayette, CO
From what i here from other owners of merkurs is that i am not an isolated incident. the switch is located on top of the steering column. after it bakes in the sun for a few years the plasic parts fail and it springs to life. this causes...
1989 MERKUR XR4TI in Madison, NJ
Hazard switch failure, unable to work switch, or turn signals. 4 way button pops off, unable to stay on, which causes your 4 ways to not operate. ford doesn't make replacements anymore. when broken before turnsignal didn't work either.
1987 MERKUR XR4TI in Pittsburgh, PA
Both merkurs i've owned had mechanical failure of hazard lights switch. switch rarely used and is common failure according to fellow merkur owners so appears to be manufacturer defect - shoddy component.
1986 MERKUR XR4TI in Aiken, SC
I own or have owned 5 different xr4ti's. all were bought used, but some were less than 3 years old. in all cases, the hazard light switch has failed. its basic design is prone to failure because the plastic gets brittle and even has a bu...
1988 MERKUR XR4TI in Rockaway, NJ
No summary
1989 MERKUR XR4TI in Michigan City, IN
Signal switch does not work properly ever.
1986 MERKUR XR4TI in Shelocta, PA
This switch assembly is misdesigned. it will not remain functional even under light use and results in a hazardous condition.
1985 MERKUR XR4TI in Fairmont, WV
The hazard flasher is part of a multi-function turn signal/high-low beam switch. the plastic portion of the switch deteriorated allowing the switch to fail, making the turn signals/hazards inoperational. almost all merkur xr4ti's that i h...
1987 MERKUR XR4TI in Claremont, VA
Hazard switch ejects from its housing in turn signal switch. it renders all turn signals and hazard flashers inoperative
1986 MERKUR XR4TI in San Diego, CA
The hazard warning light switch is integral to the turn signal/high beam light switch assembly. disintegration of the internals of the hazard switch (which is used very rarely) has required the replacement of the entire assembly on two oc...
1987 MERKUR XR4TI in Fullerton, CA
The emergency flasher button on top of the steering column flew off and hit me in the head. i managed to get it put back on but whenever i try to use the flashers i can get them to turn off (the button wont stay down. since this is a requ...
1986 MERKUR SCORPIO in Angola, IN
Hood flew open smashing windshield and sunroof.
1988 MERKUR XR4TI in San Francisco, CA
While driving the vehicle caught on fire.vehicle has not been seen by mechanic.
1988 MERKUR XR4TI in Philadelph, PA
Tire mxv4 has started to seperate and tires still have tread
1986 MERKUR MERKUR in Martinez, CA
Solenoid failed.
1986 MERKUR MERKUR in Martinez, CA
Transmission failed.
1988 MERKUR SCORPIO in Lompoc, CA
When driving with the cruise control on the car accelerated and the rpms didn't read right.
1987 MERKUR XR4TI in Fremont, CA
Consumer was driving down highway smelled smoked, pulled into a parking lot and stopped, then smoke begin to come from under the hood, suddenly she saw flames, causing the engine to melt. consumer states she saw fire coming from steerin...
1987 MERKUR XR4TI in Fremont, CA
Consumer was driving down highway smelled smoked, pulled into a parking lot and stopped, then smoke begin to come from under the hood, suddenly she saw flames, causing the engine to melt. consumer states she saw fire coming from steerin...
1990 MERKUR XR4TI in San Jose, CA
Battery leak, causing wiring harness defect/corroded fire wall.
1988 MERKUR MERKUR in Wichita, KS
Warped rotors, causing brakes to vibrate, also inadequate stabilizer bar bushings, causing front end vibration.
1988 MERKUR MERKUR in Wichita, KS
Warped rotors, causing brakes to vibrate, also inadequate stabilizer bar bushings, causing front end vibration.
1989 MERKUR XR4TI in Summerland Key, FL
Failure of the brakes, causing vehicle to wobble.
1983 MERKUR MERKUR in Burlingame, CA
Engine fire. (attorney for client)
1988 MERKUR MERKUR in Hickory Hill, IL
While driving vehicle at speed 55mph, vehicle went into high idle and open throttle position, to stop vehicle applied brakes hard and turned ignition off .
1984 MERKUR MERKUR in San Jose, CA
While driving auto, it began to smoke then burst into flames.
1987 MERKUR XR4TI in West Babyl, NY
Engine burns oil/smokes under hood.
1987 MERKUR XR4TI in West Babyl, NY
Engine burns oil/smokes under hood.
1989 MERKUR SCORPIO in Cheyenne, WY
Gas line disconnected, spewed raw gasoline on floor under engine; caused large explosion and fire; vehicle parked in garage.
1988 MERKUR SCORPIO in Bronx, NY
Universal joint failure.
1988 MERKUR SCORPIO in Bronx, NY
Transmission seal replaced due to leaking.
1988 MERKUR SCORPIO in Bronx, NY
Driveshaft collapsed.
1988 MERKUR SCORPIO in Bronx, NY
Brake failure.
1985 MERKUR MERKUR in Chico, CA
Spare tire separated from rim, causing accident/injury.
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