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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,500 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.

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2005 Mercury Montego brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Mercury Montego Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 092007

Montego 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles


- the contact owns a 2005 Mercury Montego premier. The contact stated that the brakes made excessive noise, brakes were dragging, and there wa S brake dust. The noise usually occurred when traveling in reverse. The noise sounded like the calipers were not releasing. The rear brakes were not working properly, as a result the front brakes were doing all the work. The contact felt that it took excessive force to apply the brakes. The failure and current mileage were 21000 miles.

- Wimauma, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 032007

Montego 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
Excessive rear brake wear. Our 2005 Montego, purchased new in Jan. 2006 experienced excessive rear brake wear with less than 24K miles of normal driving. This required new pads and rotors be replaced. We generally get 50K to 60K miles of wear on the brakes of the other Ford products we have owned over the last 20 years. Ford offered no explanation other than brake wear is not covered by warranty after 12K miles. The service manager at bill utter Ford in denton, tx said he has seen the same excessive wear pattern in as little as 20K miles on similar models. Ford refused to assume any of the cost for replacement. Clearly this is both a design failure and a safety issue that should addressed immediately. Needless to say, if Ford chooses to continue to ignore this safety issue I will not be buying anymore of their products.

- Lakewood Village, TX, USA

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