Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,806 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Mercury Montego body / paint problems

body / paint problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2005 Mercury Montego:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2005 Mercury Montego Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 052015

Montego 6-cyl

  • 59,419 miles


Ford has a recall for the vehicle- 06S45 which are the exact symptoms I am currently having. The driver, passenger or both doors will not latch/lock when in below freezing temperatures. This is a direct safety concern since the door can stay open while driving. The lock has to be warmed up and then will lock properly which would lead me to believe it can only be moisture related. I am an ase certified mechanic and this should be a considered a safety recall and any vehicle with the same diagnosis. This is a engineering/design flaw of Ford because many Ford makes, models and years experience the exact same problem.

- Valley View, OH, USA

problem #2

Dec 012012

Montego 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
I bought a 2005 Mercury Montego used in 2012. Starting last year during extreme cold weather the drivers side door will open but when you go to close it the door will not latch. It will latch once the weather has warmed up or the car itself has warmed up enough inside. The condition goes away in any other weather. This year 2013 the same thing is happening. Ive looked online and I see a Ford recall number of 06S45 that talks about this condition...door locks freezing in cold weather. I have called the dealer where I bought the car and Ford Motor Company themselves and they are all saying that the recall is VIN specific and that my VIN is not part of it. When asked why it is not no one call tell me. My car has the exact same condition that is in the recall but for some reason it is not part of it. I can not get an answer from anyone why the recall says certain 2005 Mercury Montegos but no one from Ford or anywhere can tell me why the certain part of the recall excludes my vehicle.

- Palos Heights, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 232012


  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Montego. The contact attempted to close the front driver's side door however, the latch would not function. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 06V383000 (latches/locks/linkages:doors:latch) but was advised that the VIN was ineligible for repairs under the recall campaign. The vehicle was scheduled for repairs with an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 79,000.

- Ashland, OH, USA

Search for these popular complaint phrases...

Not what you are looking for?