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3.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,144 miles

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2005 Mercury Montego brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Mercury Montego Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 202009

Montego

  • 51,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Montego. The contact was driving at speeds of 20 mph. When they attempted to pass another vehicle, she depressed the accelerator and the vehicle was hesitant to increase speed similar to driving while in neutral. In addition, when depressing the brake pedal, the vehicle would jerk abnormally. The dealer reset the vehicle computer system and the vehicle returned to normal operation for a short period; however, the failure recurred. The contact had not taken the vehicle back to the dealer. The failure mileage was 51,000 and the current mileage was 64,000.

- Pascagoula, MS, USA

problem #5

Jan 232002

Montego

  • 20,000 miles
1check engine light (gas emisions) 2. failure is once a month then light goes off 2 no parts or repairs as the dealer ship will not replace will the recall repair?

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #4

May 152008

(reported on)

Montego

  • 16,113 miles
Mercury Montego with brake problems. Consumer states that the rear brakes were replaced after 16,000 miles, and the front brakes were replaced after 26,000 miles. She believes there is a defect with the type of metal that is being used.

- Peabody, MA, USA

problem #3

May 052008

Montego 6-cyl

  • 86,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

In the 86K miles my Mercury Montego has been driven the rear brakes have been replaced 3 times. Just this week the passenger side rear brake caliper had to be completely replaced.

- Hammond, LA, USA

problem #2

Dec 132006

Montego

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,749 miles
The necessity to replace rear brakes on a 2005 Mercury Montego with only 19,749 miles.

- Randallstown, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 082006

Montego 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rear brakes are excessively worn. The first incident of grinding noise happened at 100 miles. At 196 miles the dealer replaced the rotors and pads. Squeaking, grinding noises and excessive rear brake dust continued. Currently at 18,846 miles the grinding is extremely loud. The dealer claims I need new brake pads and one right rear rotor. After researching this incident there have been numerous reports of the same exact issue. This is abnormal brake wear and the owners of Ford five hundred and Mercury Montego should be aware of this issue. Potential buyers beware! Ford and the dealer will do nothing about this as they claim the brake system is covered for 12 months. This is clearly defective!!!!

- Cumming , GA, USA

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