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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,500 miles

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2001 Mercury Mountaineer accessories - exterior problems

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2001 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 192003


  • miles


Rear side interior door handles will not work. Rear side doors from the inside will not open. I have taken to dealer 5 plus times. Each time the doors have been supposedly fixed, only to fail weeks and months later.

- Orange City, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 092003

Mountaineer 8-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
The internal door lock mechanism located in the rear doors broke. The handle to the locks would not open or close. The dealership was aware of the problem. The consumer stated that this failure occurred under normal use and could be a problem in future Mountaineer.

- Trenton, IL, USA

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