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NHTSA — Electronic Stability Control Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
114,589 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.

2004 Mercury Monterey brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Mercury Monterey Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 262015


  • 185,467 miles


The vehicle stalled on me this morning as I was driving to work on a busy street. I attempted to crank it back up but the oil light as well as the battery light came on and the check engine light stayed on. I left the vehicle on the side of the road for 8 hrs, when I returned I was able to drive it for approx. 15 miles and it stalled again once I made it to my destination. Vehicle also backfires now and has a very strong gas smell coming from it. Started stalling after I drove through standing water puddles on the road.

- Hattiesburg, MS, USA

problem #2

Sep 132013

Monterey 6-cyl

  • 100,100 miles
Brake pressure switch triggers traction control off light, and cruise control will no longer work.

- Pratt, KS, USA

problem #1

Nov 202008


  • 58,200 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mercury Monterey. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, he depressed the brake pedal but the vehicle abruptly stopped. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the traction control had engaged improperly. The contact stated that vehicle was not repaired but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the computer needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 58,200.

- Mccormick, SD, USA

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