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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
123,255 miles

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2005 Mercury Monterey body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Mercury Monterey Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 152015


  • 156,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Monterey. While the vehicle was being serviced by an independent mechanic, it was discovered that the third row seat did not latch due to severe corrosion on the rear driver side wheel well. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V081000 (seats). The failure mileage was approximately 156,000.

- Louisville , KY, USA

problem #2

Aug 272015


  • 141,765 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Monterey. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13V081000 (seats). The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician stated that the condition of the vehicle did not support the installation of the recalled part due to excessive corrosion in the wheel well of the rear driver side of the vehicle. In addition, the contact stated that the striker latch had previously detached. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 141,765.

- Lancaster , PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 242011


  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Mercury monteray. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked when he pressed the button on the key fob to open the rear liftgate. Once the liftgate was completely opened for a few moments, it slammed shut. The contact stated that since the failure, the liftgate would no longer remain open. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. An authorized dealer was notified and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 06V069000 (structure:body:hatchback/liftgate). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 72,000.

- Thomasville, GA, USA

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