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.

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 162001

Mountaineer 4WD

  • miles


Service bulletin 14966 states do not replace any parts in an effort to repair the vehicle - vehicle has been idle at office since returned from dealer on July 24,2001 - Ford Motor Continues to sell this vehicle with the same problem - Ford regional service mamager contacted me on two occasions and was to get back by August 7, 2001 but has not done so. The vehicle has been parked as I feel that where a drive train is involved, it could be dangerous - I have asked that the vehicle be replace as it has been out of service for 21 days.

- Burlington, NC, USA

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