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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Mercury Mountaineer brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 122007

Mountaineer 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


- the contact owns a 2000 Mercury Mountaineer, while driving at a speed15 mph the contact applied the brakes the rear wheel locked, causing the vehicle to spin out into the left side of the road. The rear end of the vehicle hit a phone booth. At the time of the incident there were light flurries falling. The contact stated that the vehicle had brake service work done in December 2006. The failure and current mileage were 70000.

- Sylvania, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 182003

(reported on)


  • 28,000 miles
Anti lock brakes failed and destroyed brake rotors and pads. Brakes failed to stop vehicle immediately, resulting in extended stopping distance.

- Hales Corners, WI, USA

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