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Mercury Grand Marquis Spring in Seat Belt Buckle May Fail

Mercury Grand Marquis Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1991, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007

Average Mileage: 77,058 mi (19,000 mi - 215,000 mi)


A spring in the seat belt buckle may wear or fail, causing the airbag light on the instrument panel to illuminate. Failed buckles will require replacement.

  • Visitor, , 36,000 mi

    seatbelt airbag light on - dealer replaced pretensioner ~ $60 but light and beep continued - ran another check - whole seatbelt assembly had to be replaced - part $356 labor $254 (3 hours) 1st and hopefully only big issue I have had with this car.

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  • Visitor, , 99,685 mi

    I too have the airbag light on. I counted the flashes and it is code 33.

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  • Visitor, , 106,500 mi

    2 of my 2005 Grand Marquis' seat belt buckles have failed.

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  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    Air bag light blinks and then stays on. Blinks appear to be 33

    Just noticed it, no fix to date.

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  • Visitor, , 68,000 mi

    Air bag light on, some beaping. Dealer says it's the seat belt assembly, will cost about, $500.00 to fix.

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  • Visitor, , 30,000 mi

    I had a problem with my air bag light on the instrument panel staying on all the time. I went to my garage and they had to replace both the right and left side belts. My car only has 30,000 miles on it and it does not seem as if this should have occurred for this short time.

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  • Visitor, , 77,000 mi

    oil leaking on starter.

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  • Visitor, , 120,000 mi

    Drivers side seat belt buckle will not latch. Pursuing remedy.

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  • Visitor, , 19,000 mi

    air Bag light stays on all the time never fixed

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  • Visitor, , 78,000 mi

    The airbag would not turn off and a buzzer would sound every half an hour with a series of five beeps five times. It cost me $750 to have the seat belt replaced. It would be nice if this was a recall, as that was a lot of money on social security.

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