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NHTSA — Visibility: Rear Window Wiper/Washer Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
500 miles

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2001 Mercury Mountaineer accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2001 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 272000

Mountaineer 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles


Problems with radio, paint and rear windshield wiper. There was a loud grinding noise coming from the front of the vehicle as well as the engine area, when the noise stopped, a cloud of black emitted from the vehicle. The dealer stated it was normal, because the all wheel drive had activated for the first time. The weather stripping around the windshield was replaced and there was a problem with the power train.

- Neptune, NJ, USA

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