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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, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007

Average Mileage: 72,669 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, , 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, , 106,500 mi

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

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  •  Rookie

    air bag light on. ford replaced driver side seat belt and then the light came on again and ford said the passenger side seat belt also had to be replaced. I refused the repair and since the seat belt works ok will forget about the air bag if it depends on a buckle spring. Have driven for over 70 years and have never had a head on collision. Have only a few more years left to drive.

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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, , 19,000 mi

    air Bag light stays on all the time never fixed

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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, , 50,000 mi

    Airbag light on with beeping. I haven't fixed problem as the dealer wants to replace both seatbelts at 1200 dollars. I am on fixed income and not happy with this problem

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  • Visitor, , 24,392 mi

    Airbag light stays on. Flashes code 33 indicating a problem in the seat belts. This problem was verified by Kinsel Ford Dealership in Beaumont, Texas. Cost $132.00 for report. Not fixed yet.I expect Ford to repair this problem at no cost to me.

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