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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Disc: Pads Problems Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,600 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.

2002 Mercury Mountaineer brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 142005

Mountaineer 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,600 miles


While putting new brakes pads on the rear of my vehicle mechanic found that the coils around shocks were rusty, corroded, and crumbly. The coils fell apart in large chunk's in the mechanic's hands.

- Findlay, OH, USA

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