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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
81,325 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace transmission (4 reports)
2005 Mercury Monterey transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Mercury Monterey Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 012014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


Never had a car with these issues!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- , Crystal Lake, IL, USA

problem #3

Mar 082012

Monterey V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

After ONLY 3 years of having the transmission replaced it failed AGAIN!!! Do any of the Ford engineers understand transmissions????? Cost me another $2,000....I got rid of this van 3 weeks later!!

- , Red Oak, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 012009

Monterey V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Only had roughly 80,000 miles on my Monterrey van and transmission had to be replaced! Lousy lifespan on transmission.

- , Red Oak, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 022011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,300 miles

I was driving off an exit ramp onto another highway, I had just made the turn when I completely lost drive power. The engine would rev, the air would blow, the radio would work but I couldn't go anywhere. I was 45 minutes from home and had to sit in the median for an hour waiting for the tow truck to come in 90 degree weather in business attire. I towed the vehicle to the transmission shop where they told me it would be $1,800 to rebuild. I called the dealership where the van was purchased and am having it towed down there next week. I am hoping that they will work with me some on the repair. Regardless it is ridiculous for a vehicle with 65000 miles to have the transmission go out. Additionally, in another circumstance, completely losing my "go" could have resulted in a nasty accident and injury to myself or my kids. I felt like a sitting duck trying to steer the vehicle into the median.

- , Greenwood, SC, USA

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