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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Pedals And Linkages Problems Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


really awful
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 112003


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The front end dash has a very loud rattle while letting up on the gas or depressing the brake the vehicle has been in the shop five times. They have readjusted the A/C lines many times, tightened items in the engine, and replaced a missing bolt in the firewall. It was fixed once that last a couple of months, but the noise is back. It will be going in the shop for the sixth time. Also, there is a squeak when going over bumps. It has been in the shop twice and they replaced the ball bearing joints. However, the squeak is back.

- Middletown, OH, USA

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