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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,149 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.

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 242005

Mountaineer 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,798 miles


2002 Mercury Mountaineer stalled out on the highway and had to be towed.

- Trumansburg, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 272005

Mountaineer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,500 miles
Mountaineer started to make squeeling sound. I thought it was just the belt squeeling, so I took to local mechanic. Mechanic told me the bearing inside alternator was failing. Car was bought as is from citrus Ford, Ontario, ca. There was 30 day warranty, but incident didn't occur until after 30 days was up. Power train warranty was only 3yr. 36,000 mile. The car has less than 56000 miles when alternator bearing went bad. This cost me $256 for the part to be replaced, plus labor.

- Chino, CA, USA

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