Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

8.7

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
160,667 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2002 Mercury Mountaineer electrical problems

electrical problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Mercury Mountaineer:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2002 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012015

Mountaineer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 187,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I can no longer lock my car. Locking my car now triggers the alarm to go off when the temperatures dip to freezing. The dead of night is my favorite. At least the alarm still works.

The door sensor goes haywire in freezing temps too. While driving, the control panel states "DOOR AJAR" and all of the interior lights come on. All times of the day. It's especially fun at night when your interior lights suddenly come on and you're momentarily blinded as you're driving down a highway.

- , Darlington, MD, USA

problem #2

Aug 012012

Mountaineer LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

One of the most aggravating problems ever.....Haven't fixed it yet because of afraid of being taken and would like to find out more about the problem before I trust somebody to fix it. Electrical goes haywire and alarm comes on by itself in the middle of the night. I have taken to disconnecting the battery every evening before retiring so I am not waking up cussing and running for the car remote. Anybody else had this problem fixed?

Update from Jan 10, 2013: One of the most aggravating problems ever....Havent fixed it yet because of being afraid of being taken and would like to find out more about the problem before I trust somebody to fix it. Electrical goes haywire and alarm comes on by itself in the middle of the night. I have taken to disconnecting the battery every evening before bed so I am not waking up and bolting for the car remote. Anybody else had this problem fixed? This has been a good car otherwise for the last ten years despite the negative comments .

- , Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 102012

Mountaineer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles

The electrical problems began after the transmission went out. first it was the mileage light going out, couple of days later it was the heat switch, then it was the driver seat, the fuse keeps blowing the moment you move it. I have had it with this truck.

- , Grimesland, NC, USA

Not what you are looking for?