What Cougar Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Cougar Generations

The Cougar has 2 generations, each with their own issues. Using the same PainRank™ system we've determined that you're better off avoiding the 8th generation (1999–2002).

  1. 8th Generation Cougar

    Years
    1999–2002
    Reliability
    22nd of 28
    PainRank
    4.77
    Complaints
    71
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  2. 7th Generation Cougar

    Years
    1989–1997
    Reliability
    3rd of 28
    PainRank
    0.51
    Complaints
    17
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Cougar Key Numbers

  1. 87 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 417 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 28 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.