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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, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007

Average Mileage: 79,093 mi (15,000 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.

  • , , 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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  • , , 99,685 mi

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

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  • , , 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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  •  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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  • , , 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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  • , , 106,500 mi

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

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  •  Rookie

    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.

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  • , , 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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  • , , 196,800 mi

    Driver's seat buckle spring failed. Won't lock belt.

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  • , , 19,000 mi

    air Bag light stays on all the time never fixed

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