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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,000 miles

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2005 Mercury Montego seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Mercury Montego Owner Comments

problem #3

May 242014


  • 109,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Montego. When the vehicle was started, the front passenger side air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 109,000.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #2

Jun 062012

Montego 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
The instrument gauge on my 2005 Mercury Montego just went "dead". nothing registered, so there was no reading on my speed, engine heat gauge, fuel level, or tachometer. This happened once in early spring of this year (2012), but did not repeat until recently. It is now June and the same thing has re-occurred about 10 times in the past two weeks. After turning the car off and restarting, this sometimes (but not always), "fixes" the problem. Most recently, if the gauges do work, the "check engine" light turns on. The airbag light stays on, and the AWD malfunction message displays in the information panel until I hit the reset button. From a safety perspective, is this a short in the system or is my airbag really malfunctioning" and how do I know my speed other than to guess"

- Willoughby Hills, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 112009


  • 54,000 miles
My parents were involved in a head on accident with a drunk driver who had cross the center line, in which case none of the airbags were deployed. The bunt force of the accident was to the passenger front corner of the vehicle where the passenger side of the uni-body and the front clip support cross section meet. The vehicle is being moved to the nearest Mercury dealer. We have contact the vehicle manufacture and are awaiting a response from the office of general console for a response of investigation plan of why the airbags did not deploy. I am representing my parent do to my vehicle mechanical background.

- Jackson, MI, USA

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