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5.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
157,750 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
2002 Mercury Mountaineer engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #4

May 042016

Mountaineer 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles

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

The OD light started flashing on, along with check engine. This went on for a while but nothing seemed to be wrong with it. Then, 2 days ago, the front end started locking up on right turns and stalling on left turns. My wife said it was making a noise right before. Well, crawling under it there is a bolt, gear, or something metal sticking out of the front end stump.

Update from Jul 15, 2016: We have decided to not repair the vehicle and bought a new one. Hello Jeep goodbye Ford, or in this case Mercury.

- , White Pine, TN, USA

problem #3

Dec 012014

Mountaineer SUV V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 193,000 miles

Engine light has been on since I purchased the vehicle, about 6 months ago I had it looked at by my mechanic and he could find nothing wrong. There must be a problem somewhere. Anybody else have this problem? I so I would like to know what was done for the repair.

- , Clinton, MA, USA

problem #2

Apr 152012

Mountaineer V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles

SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT WILL NOT TURN OFF. NOT PICKING UP ANY CODES SO........IF A PROBLEM ARISES I WILL NEVER KNOW IT BECAUSE LIGHT WILL NOT TURN OFF....................

- , Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #1

May 012010

Mountaineer 4.0L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

Not sure what to say about this problem. I have followed the manual and reset the light and every time after about 50 or so miles, the light return.

- , Apo, AE, USA

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