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5.7

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,866 miles

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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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2006 Mercury Montego brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Mercury Montego Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 302010

Montego

  • miles

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

2006 Mercury Montego was issued a recall related to rear brakes. The recall was performed. 12,000 miles later the rear brakes need to be done again Ford issued tsb 07-5-9 for premature pad wear and recommend replacing front brakes as well to ensure proper braking. This is a safety issue since many who are unaware will just replace the rear brakes creating uneven braking performance. Spoke with dealership and Ford customer service. None want to take responsibility for fixing this braking problem correctly.

- Lakewood, CO, USA

problem #2

Jul 162010

Montego

  • 27,597 miles
Recently had to pay a Ford dealer $385 to replace the rear brake assemblies at 27,000 miles on my 2006 Mercury Montego purchased new in July 2006. Front brakes in fine shape. Evidently the designed rear brake assemblies are substandard for this vehicle. The rear brakes had not failed yet but were within a few miles of doing so, according to a Ford service representative.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #1

Feb 162007

Montego 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercury Montego. At 60 mph on a clear day the vehicle suddenly came to a complete stop. The contact stated that the engine's rpms increased. The contact managed to pull the vehicle over and shut it off without ever touching the brake pedal. This failure occurred numerous times, including once when the mechanic was in the vehicle. The dealer was aware of it, but was unable to duplicate the failure. While driving at 70 mph the left rear brake seized, forcing the contact's vehicle into another lane. The contact swerved off the exit ramp and exited the vehicle due to smoke rising from the driver side front brakes. The contact accidentally left the vehicle in drive gear, but the vehicle remained idle. The dealer replaced the brake calipers on the driver front and passenger rear brakes. The contact called the manufacturer, who denied the claim, stating that the vehicle was out of warranty. The failure mileage was 17,000.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

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