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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,951 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 fuel system problems

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2005 Mercury Montego Owner Comments

problem #5

May 222013

Montego 6-cyl

  • 113,486 miles


As I was going down the highway, the car would suddenly feel as though I had put the gas pedal to the floor. It would suddenly accelerate even though I did not change the pressure on the gas pedal. I took the car to the local dealership and they had an owner notification from Ford to clean the throttle body. The work was completed. However, the problem was never fixed. The vehicle would continue to do this on occasion. Now, the vehicle will completely shut off while I am driving down the highway. The fail safe light will come on and I have to coast to the side of the road. I have taken it back to the Ford dealership and another $1,000 later I am having to replace the throttle body.

- Morehead City, NC, USA

problem #4

Oct 042013

Montego 6-cyl

  • 68,250 miles
Vehicle was started first thing in morning and driven approximately 25' when the transmission seemed to disengage and warning lights came on. Car remained parked for about 30 minutes and a second attempt was made. The car was driven approximately 2 miles when once again the transmission failed to engage and a loss of power was experienced. Following these two incidents with the vehicle I arranged to have the vehicle flat bedded to the local Ford dealership where it was determined that the problem was a defective throttle body assembly the vehicle has 68,250 original miles on odometer.

- Feeding Hills, MA, USA

problem #3

Feb 082012

Montego 6-cyl

  • miles
The throttle body is bad on this vehicle. This is a well known issue that Ford needs to recall.

- Cicero, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 062010

Montego 6-cyl

  • 53,018 miles
The check engine light came on. I took the car in for service. I was told that the throttle body needed to be replaced. That cost me $736.83. This was done on 10/06/2010. Now again the check engine light has come on so I took the vehicle in for service. I am now told that the throttle body has gone bad. This time the estimate is $950. My mileage is 90,361. Now a little more that a year after the first repair I need to perform this repair again. I believe a recall needs to be forced on the Ford Motor Company for defective parts that are being installed on their vehicles.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 232002


  • 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

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