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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,017 miles

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2005 Mercury Monterey suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Mercury Monterey Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 072009

Monterey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,017 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Monterey. While backing out of the garage, the passenger side axle failed at 13,000 miles. The passenger side axle previously failed at 8,000 miles and was replaced by the dealer. The contact towed the vehicle to the dealer to be repaired for the third time. The contact will call the manufacturer to report the failures. The failure mileage was 13,017. Updated 03/05/09 the axle shaft was replaced. Updated 03/11/09. (jb

- Brunswick, OH, USA

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