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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
149,000 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 272015


  • 148,000 miles


Driving at normal speed of approximately 40 mph on a city street, the spark plug and coil shot out from the #2 cylinder. A large percussion banging sound emitted from under the hood which was the detectable evidence something had just gone desperately wrong with the engine.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

problem #1

May 142014


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer. The contact stated while driving approximately 20 mph and suddenly all of the instrumental panel lights including the "door ajar" light illuminated on and off then suddenly the vehicle stalled. Immediately after the failure occurred the contacts dome lights did not disengage. The contact took her vehicle to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated that the failure was caused by an unknown electrical failure. Both the dealer and manufacturer were not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Brightwaters, NY, USA

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