Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,345 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.

2005 Mercury Monterey brakes problems

brakes problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2005 Mercury Monterey:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2005 Mercury Monterey Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 282012


  • 77,175 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Monterey. The contact was driving 35 mph when the brakes seized and the brakes were unable to be depressed. The transmission and battery warning lights illuminated during the failure. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 77,175 and the current mileage was 77,215.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #1

Feb 192007

Monterey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,515 miles
My husband and I both lease Ford/Mercury vehicles and have done so for 30+ years. His current vehicle required rear brake work in April, mine in Feb. Of this year. His (a 2006 Ford freestyle) is now being recalled for that reason. Mine (a 2005 Mercury Monterey van) is not under recall, even though I had to have the exact same work done on the right rear brake in Feb. 2007. Why have you not directed Ford to extend this recall to all vehicles affected by this problem? until this is corrected, we will not purchase Ford or Mercury products again. We have never had to put money out of pocket for Ford vehicles before, and loyal customers are being ignored by Ford. Please extend the recall to my vehicle also.

- Howell, MI, USA

Not what you are looking for?