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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Mercury Grand Marquis Spring in Seat Belt Buckle May Fail
Mercury Grand Marquis Problem
Average Mileage: 76,356 mi (15,000 mi - 215,000 mi)
Visitor, 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis, 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.
Visitor, 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis, 99,685 mi
I too have the airbag light on. I counted the flashes and it is code 33.
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.
Visitor, 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis, 90,000 mi
Air bag light blinks and then stays on. Blinks appear to be 33
Just noticed it, no fix to date.
Visitor, 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis, 106,500 mi
2 of my 2005 Grand Marquis' seat belt buckles have failed.
Visitor, 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis, 68,000 mi
Air bag light on, some beaping. Dealer says it's the seat belt assembly, will cost about, $500.00 to fix.
Visitor, 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis, 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.
Ford dealer wants $672+ to replace driver side seatbelt. I refused the fix. Hopefully airbag will still go off if car is in an accident (especially if someone is in passenger seat). I think this should be a recall issue especially since there is no reason to believe that if fixed the other seatbelt might have same problem.
Visitor, 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis, 19,000 mi
air Bag light stays on all the time never fixed
Visitor, 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis, 99,458 mi
Seatbelt/airbag light and beeper comes on when car is started. Beeps 25 times, light stays on continuously. After about 30 minutes beeper starts again for 25 beeps. The beeping is annoying but the repair cost thru the dealer will be about $700. I guess the allotted number of deaths due to this malfunction hasn't been met yet to warrant a recall.