1999 Mercury Cougar Hatchback - Reliability

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I4 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Reliability Rating for 1999 Mercury Cougar Hatchback by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine Occasional problems with this vehicle are failures of the Variable Camshaft Timing Actuator and Sprocket (2.0L VIN 3 only), the Water Pump (2.5L only), the Fuel Pump, and restriction of the EGR passages in the Intake Manifold. Failure of the Fuel Pump may cause the engine to not start. The Fuel Pump is covered by Recall 04N02.

The cost to repair the Variable Camshaft Timing Actuator and Sprocket is estimated at $300 to $900 for parts and $195 for labor. The cost to repair the Water Pump is estimated at $125 for parts and $130 for labor. The cost to repair the Fuel Pump is estimated at $260 for parts and $130 for labor. The cost to clean out the EGR passages is estimated at $5 for parts and $71.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories
Overall 4 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for Mercury Cougar Hatchback by Identifix

  1999
Engine
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories
Overall

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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