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1998 Mercury Mountaineer windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 032000

(reported on)

Mountaineer

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The rear window wiper does not always come on when the switch is turned on, the wiping efficiency of both the front and back wiper is poor, there is no contact with the window.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 242000

(reported on)

Mountaineer 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle driven in forward and comes to a stop (I.e.- at a stop sign, toll booth, or traffic light) will stall/hesitate without warning when attempting to proceed forward again. This has happened multiple times since we purchased the vehicle new. Vehicle was taken to several different dealerships in three states and they say "Ford/Mercury is aware of the problem but at the current time there is no fix." Radio when tuning would not pick up any radiostations due to radio not hooked to antenna. Door molding on drivers side door came loose and prevented the door from being opened more than three inches. Driver was not able to enter drivers side door to drive vehicle. Rear windshield wiper engine burned out and rear wiper did not work. Brake stuck when attempting to place vehicle into gear after initial start of engine.

- Gunpowder, MD, USA

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