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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
108,000 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Mercury Montego Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 082016


  • 126,000 miles


When hitting the brakes my car had a whining noise and accelerated not responding to my efforts to stop.I avoided the cars in front of me and also to the right of me by moving to the turning lane to stop myself from hitting anyone else. However to possibly avoid another accident, I crossed over to the other traffic lanes on order to get off the highway where I was still involved in an accident which totaled my car.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 042015


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Montego. While driving 30 mph, there was a sudden loss of acceleration. The contact noticed that the passenger side wheel well was in flames and the wheel well on the drivers side was emitting smoke. The contact and the driver extinguished the fire. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ABS needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 90,000. The VIN was not available.

- Spearfish, SD, USA

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