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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,000 miles

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2006 Mercury Monterey brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Mercury Monterey Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012010

Monterey 6-cyl

  • 36,001 miles


I do not know the dates or mileages at the time, I'm sure it was over 36,000 miles or else I would have taken it into the dealer. Actually the first time I may have, and they probably said "your car didn't throw out a code" I've heard that many times... on at least two occasions, possibly three, I hit the brakes *lightly* in dry weather and it sets off the traction control. One time I was rushing my son to the hospital and I could not go over 40 miles an hour, I was on a highway so I could not safely pull over (that was not the first time it had happened so I knew I needed to stop and shut the car off to "reset" it. I just cried all the way to the hospital). I believe it went off when I tapped the brakes to get onto the onramp, I had a "yield". another time I was on a busy two-lane road with traffic behind me, that may have been the first time it happened because I was freaked out. I could not go the minimum speed on the road and I could not pull over (no shoulder). At the stop light I did everything I could think of to get it working again. I tried shifting into park, but that did not help. I think I made it to the next light and turned the car off and it restarted fine. Actually, this issue probably happened 4 or 5 times overall. I believe it happened to my husband once, then he finally believe me. This should be looked into as well.

- Collegeville, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 092007

Monterey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercury Monterey. While driving at an unknown speed, the traction control warning light illuminated on the instrument control panel. The vehicle decelerates, loses power steering and braking ability, and also stalls. The vehicle had to be restarted in order for it to operate normally. He took the vehicle to the dealer on numerous occasions, but they, as well as an investigator from Ford, could not duplicate the failure. The failure mileage was 10,000 and current mileage was 24,000. Updated 08/13/08 the ABS light and oil light illuminateed as well. Updated 08/13/08

- Farwell, MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 102008


  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercury Monterey. While driving low speeds, the vehicle would decelerate and shut off. The contact had to restart the vehicle from the middle of the road. Once restarted, the vehicle functions properly. When the failure occurs, the advance track ABS light illuminates. She took the vehicle to the dealer, but they could not duplicate the failure. Ford sent an engineer to the dealer and he retro fitted something to the steering wheel to block light from affecting the sensors. The remedy has not corrected the failure. The failure has occurred five times and the vehicle has been taken to the dealer four times. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 8,000 and current mileage was 10,300.

- Fircrest, WA, USA

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