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.

10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
133,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace column shifter (1 reports)
2002 Mercury Mountaineer transmission problems

transmission 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 #2

Sep 202016

Mountaineer LX 4.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles

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

Snapped loose while trying to shift from Park to Reverse. Still stuck there. Keys stayed in the car. No help what so ever from Ford-Lincoln. To make matter worse, it cannot be towed, since it is in a low ceiling Parking Ramp.

- , Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #1

Aug 162014

Mountaineer V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 183,000 miles

click to see larger images

gear shifter falls off gear shifter falls off gear shifter falls off gear shifter falls off gear shifter falls off gear shifter falls off

Gear shift lever falls off when putting vehicle in gear from park to reverse at Advance Auto. Went to Advance, Midlothian Youngstown, Ohio auto to exchange a battery terminal just purchased for a better one after calling stores 800 #.

I exchange part and get in my 02 Mountaineer, start and as I place in reverse and lever just falls off. I called AAA

They towed vehicle, I went in last week to try and fix it and it was tampered with only a spring was present where the part was to be placed on some kind of nipple.

No help from Ford dealership in Columbiana. Only shown a Very Poor diagram, and was told part was discontinued. Questions were answered with no solution. Extremely Dissatisfied with some of the personnel as I was leaving premises. Not treated as customer, nor Ford product owner, but as a hapless individual who has one their defective products and should be considered expendable and shunned.

Update from Sep 8, 2014: 18003923673 ford Detroit calling Ford on this safety issue. the metal they are using is to soft as the last three Fords had similar problems. The casting of transmission parts , the metal is too soft and becomes dangerously defective.

- , Struthers, OH, USA

Not what you are looking for?