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NHTSA — Power Train: Manual Transmission Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,541 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Mercury Monterey Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 052011


  • 90,000 miles


Was driving our 2004 Mercury Monterey van when it went in neutral and coasted off the road. It will not move forward or backwards now and is parked as we don't have the funds to get it fixed as it will be thousand of dollars.

- Perrysburg, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 092009


  • 59,082 miles
I was driving down the road when suddenly I lost power. I had to coast to the side of the road. There were no previous indications that my minivan had any problems. I had to have my vehicle towed in. It was discovered that the torque converter needed to be replaced.

- Blytheville, AR, USA

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