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Mercury Grand Marquis

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A full-size sedan produced by Mercury from 1975-2011.

Awards and acknowledgements include:
A Complete Guide to Used Cars (1995 Edition) Best Late-Model Bet in the Full-size Car category (model years 1985-1995)

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Mercury Grand Marquis page on 22 September 2019, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Mercury Grand Marquis is an automobile that was sold by the Mercury division of Ford Motor Company from 1975 to 2011. From 1975 to 1982, it was the premium model of the Mercury Marquis line of full-size sedans, becoming a standalone model line in 1983. For 2003 and 2004, it was sold alongside the revival of the Mercury Marauder.

From 1979 to its 2011 discontinuation, the Grand Marquis shared the rear-wheel drive Panther platform alongside the Lincoln Town Car and the Ford (LTD) Crown Victoria. For 31 years, the Grand Marquis were direct counterparts, closely sharing body design. Produced across three generations, the Grand Marquis was offered nearly exclusively as a four-door sedan; a two-door sedan was marketed from 1975 to 1986. From 1983 to 1991, the model line included the wood-trimmed Mercury Colony Park station wagon.

During its production, the Grand Marquis was manufactured at two facilities alongside the (LTD) Crown Victoria and Mercury Marquis: the St. Louis Assembly Plant in Hazelwood, Missouri (1979-1985) and the St. Thomas Assembly Plant in Southwold, Ontario, Canada (1986-2011). While the closure of Mercury was announced during 2010, Mercury produced a limited run of 2011 vehicles. On January 4, 2011, the final Grand Marquis rolled off the assembly line, becoming the final Mercury vehicle ever produced.


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2000 BookCrown Victoria/Grand Marquis 1989-1998 Repair Manual: Covers all U.S. and Canadian models of Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis; Chilton Book Company


Photographs

1979 Mercury Grand Marquis 1979
Lincoln-Mercury Public Relations Photograph
Although 17 inches shorter and 800 pounds lighter, the 1979 Mercury Marquis offers buyers more interior room and the same deep-well trunk of its predecessor while maintaining the ride for which the Mercury nameplate has become known.  In addition, new front and rear suspension and steering systems make the new car more maneuverable.  The standard powerplant of the 1979 Marquis is a 5.0-liter (302-CID) V-8 engine.  The optional 5.8-liter (351-CID) engine features a second-generation Electronic Engine Control system that uses a small onboard computer to control six engine functions.
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Mercury Grand Marquis Spare Tire Trunk Bulge With add-on spare tire bulge on trunk
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Yellow Cab Mercury Grand Marquis Yellow Cab
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Choice Taxi Association Mercury Grand Marquis Choice Taxi Association
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Arrington Enterprises Mercury Grand Marquis Arrington Enterprises
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
classified date 1989SwRI Airbag Deployment Investigation
1990 Mercury Grand Marquis
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 33.3MB - 44 pages
classified date 1990FRC Remote Air Bag Deployment Investigation
Fleet - 1990 Mercury Grand Marquis
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 8.6MB - 21 pages
classified date 1992Calspan Remote Air Bag Deployment Investigation
Vehicle - 1990 Mercury Grand Marquis
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 6.6MB - 70 pages
classified date 1992Calspan On-Site Air Bag Deployment Investigation
Vehicle - 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 65.9MB - 206 pages
classified date 1992In-Depth Accident Investigation
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis four-door
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 4.8MB - 88 pages
classified date 1992Calspan Remote Air Bag Deployment Investigation
Vehicle - 1992 Mercury Grand Marquis
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 10.9MB - 90 pages
classified date 1992In-Depth Accident Investigation
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis, 4-door
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 13.1MB - 120 pages
May 1992Remote Air Bag Report
Vehicle - 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 429KB - 17 pages
classified date 1994Calspan On-Site Air Bag Deployment Investigation
Vehicle: 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 7.2MB - 103 pages
January 2000Veridian On-Site Air Bag Related Adult Passenger Fatality Investigation
Vehicle - 1993 Mercury Grand Marquis
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 241KB - 14 pages
February 2000Calspan On-Site Adult Air Bag Related Fatality Investigation
Vehicle: 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 505KB - 14 pages
April 2000On-Site Driver Air Bag Deployment/Child Fatality Investigation
Vehicle: 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 427KB - 15 pages
classified date 2001Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5.0MB - 106 pages
classified date 2001Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2.9MB - 98 pages
classified date 2002Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 4.3MB - 100 pages
classified date 2002Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 4.3MB - 101 pages
17 September 2003Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 110(Indicant): Tire Selection and Rims
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1.7MB - 24 pages
classified date 2004Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 6.7MB - 86 pages
December 2004Calspan On-Site Adult Air Bag Related Fatality Investigation
Subject Vehicle - 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 148KB - 13 pages
classified date 2005Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 6.9MB - 110 pages
classified date 2006Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5.1MB - 81 pages
June 2007On-Site Air Bag Non-Deployment Investigation
Vehicle - 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis GS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5,608KB - 33 pages
3 March 2008NHTSA Recall 08E019000 Intercontinental Auto Parts ALG 44/1, Purolator F10024, 1978-1980 Ford Bronco, 1977 Ford Country Squire, 1977-1980 Ford E-Series, 1978-1982 Ford F-Series, 1980 Ford Fairmont, 1979-1980 Ford Granada, 1977, 1979-1980 Ford LTD, 1980 Ford Mustang, 1975 Ford Pinto
1979 Ford Ranchero, 1977-1980 Ford Thunderbird, 1980 Lincoln Versailles, 1975 Mercury Bobcat, 1977, 1979-1980 Mercury Capri, 1977, 1979-1980 Mercury Colony Park, 1977-1980 Mercury Cougar, 1977, 1979-1980 Mercury Grand Marquis, 1979-1980 Mercury Monarch, 1980 Mercury Zephyr
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
11 July 2002INDIANA JURY AWARDSCONSUMER REFUND FOR "LEMON" MERCURY GRAND MARQUISKrohn & Moss, Ltd.


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