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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,333 miles

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2006 Mercury Montego fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Mercury Montego Owner Comments

problem #3

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 #2

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 #1

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

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