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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,439 miles

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2006 Mercury Montego engine problems

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2006 Mercury Montego Owner Comments

problem #18

May 052016

Montego

  • miles

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

Wrench light comes on, car spits and sputters and dies. After restartitbe car, light is off. Happens multiple times a week. Car will not drive without restart.

- Springfield, OR, USA

problem #17

Jan 152016

Montego

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercury Montego. While driving 50 mph up an incline, the vehicle jerked. As the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle failed to accelerate and the check engine warning light illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the valve body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Sherwood, AR, USA

problem #16

May 052015

Montego

  • 63,512 miles
When accelerating suddenly the vehicle would just shift out of gear, make a loud clunking noise and violently thrust forward and then back. It happens a lot when trying to accelerate onto a highway. It is very scary feeling. It is a sudden jolt. When we took the car to the dealership the repairman said has seen a lot of the harsh shifting failure with the transmission with the Montego.

- Des Plaines, IL, USA

problem #15

Mar 052015

Montego

  • 85,600 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Mercury Montego. While driving approximately 50 mph, the engine suddenly malfunctioned and shut off. During the incident, the check engine light illuminated and the engine failure message was displayed. After restarting the engine, the vehicle operated as normal. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the throttle body was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,600.

- Maitland , FL, USA

problem #14

Feb 232015

Montego

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercury Montego. The contact stated that the service engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the code was reset, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Greensburg, LA, USA

problem #13

Feb 162015

Montego 6-cyl

  • miles
When I started accelerating it would studder when rpms went up and then basically wouldn't let me go over 50. I took it into car repair shop and they said my throttle body needed to be replaced. I looked online and saw this was a recent recall. Have I missed out on this or what? I need some answers please!

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #12

Jul 162013

Montego

  • 48,942 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Mercury Montego. While driving approximately 60 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle failed to restart and was towed to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing. The throttle body was replaced, but the failure recurred twice after the repair was performed. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 48,942.

- Orange, CA, USA

problem #11

Jul 072014

Montego

  • 89,803 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercury Montego. While driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled and would not restart. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated that the tail light needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 89,803.

- Potosi, MO, USA

problem #10

May 072013

Montego 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercury Montego. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the steering wheel became inoperable when turned to the left. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who stated that the steering column and top motor mounts were rusted. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 10/07/14 updated 05/12/2015

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #9

May 132014

Montego

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercury Montego. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residents. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for a diagnosis. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage and current mileage was 170,000.

- Elloree, SC, USA

problem #8

Mar 102014

Montego 6-cyl

  • 123,000 miles

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

When driving the car comes to a sudden stop and only allows me to go 20-25 mph. Very unsafe. I was on the freeway going about 65mph and then engine lost power - speed dropped to 20 mph on the freeway. Luckily I was able to pull over in time avoid a high speed collision. The sudden engine power loss happens going at different speeds even as slow as 30 mph. The RPM needle goes up and down. I have had the the throttle body cleaned at the dealer from a previous recall, and have gotten the throttle body cleaned again.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #7

May 242013

Montego

  • 60,540 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercury Montego. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, he smelled a burning odor inside the vehicle. The engine was turned off and upon restarting, there was a complete loss of power steering. The contact inspected under the hood and noticed that the serpentine belt was fractured. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for diagnosis and the air compressor serpentine belt was replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 60, 540.

- Eucyrus, MO, USA

problem #6

Mar 212013

Montego 6-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
As I backed out of a parking space, the car surged & I hit another parked car behind me. Even though I had my foot on the brake, the car accelerated for a few seconds. I then placed the other foot on top of the right foot & put the gear into park & the car stopped.

- Williamsville , NY, USA

problem #5

Sep 092011

Montego 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercury Montego premier. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the vehicle stalled with the illumination of the check engine warning light. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where it was stated that the computer needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired but the problem persisted. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #4

Apr 102013

Montego

  • 72,000 miles
Driving down road car just stopped in the middle road was running just would not go.transmission trouble I guess Ford new about this I still owe 3000 on this car. Lots of peuple with is trouble.

- Cedar Springs , MI, USA

problem #3

Jan 022012

Montego 6-cyl

  • 112,000 miles
After the engine warms up, upon acceleration and the automatic transmission is shifting gears from 1 to 2, 2 to 3 and 3 to 4 there is a stuttering and often a jerking when the automatic transmission is shifting. This jerking also occurs upon slow braking when the transmission is down-shifting from gears 4 to 3 to 2 to 1. it's getting worse!!

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 082012

Montego 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
When shifting out of park or neutral, or from drive to reverse (or reverse to drive), the car lurches forward or back with no warning. This can be a hazard, if near pedestrians or if parked in a tight space. Additionally, if this occurs several times, (eg:parking) the car will stall & the repair "wrench" on the dashboard lights up. The car must be turned off for about 1 minute & re-started to get back to normal. This unfortunately is too common occurrence. Is Ford waiting for a fatality before taking steps for corrective action.

- Jackson, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 202012

Montego 6-cyl

  • 94,500 miles
Car was completly stopped at a red light. Then all of a sudden the car lurched forward 5 feet with foot on the brake. This makes the 3rd or 4th time in the past year it has happened. Lucky no one was in front of me.

- Woodstock , GA, USA

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