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NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2005 Mercury Montego (Page 2 of 2)


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,772 miles

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2005 Mercury Montego electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Mercury Montego Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Jun 222010

Montego 6-cyl

  • 50,327 miles


On June 22, 2010 I noticed the engine warning light come on. About 1/2 mile further the transmission starts bucking and jumping. The 2005 Mercury Montego was having a difficult time pulling a 15% grade, once to the top everything smoothed out. Then 2 miles further another hill came. The 2005 Mercury Montego started to buck and jump once again. I made it home that evening. The next day I called the dealership and explained the situation. It was decided to take the vehicle in to be looked at. What was found was an instrument cluster defect that was changed out after a four day waiting period to receive the part. Then the service advisor called and stated that the transmission control module (tcm) was defective. This part is not covered by my warranty! it will cost me $1,700 to replace this part. Now I an finding that there are a lot of complaints like this for this particular year and model. So my question many people have to die before the NHTSA will pressure the Ford Motor Company into making their cars safe to operate on the american roadways" who is willing at the NHTSA to put their family in an 2005 Mercury Montego knowing that the transmission control module could malfunction at any time causing their family to be stranded on a freeway or in a busy intersection" come on and step forward you can borrow my car!

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

May 192005


  • 52,450 miles
Saw smoke coming from passenger's outside mirror, the metal was hot, then saw a small flame, under the mirror, so we pulled the fuse. A week later we put the fuse back in & smoke started coming from the mirror, again, so we pulled the fuse & have left it out. This fuse also controls the power seats, along with the outside mirrors. Both times the car was not running.

- Marshfield, MO, USA

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