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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 102005

Mountaineer 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles


Rear lift gate panel below glass has developed a crack. This lift gate has been recalled but dealer states the cracked panel is not part of the recall. Two dealers have said this problem has occurred in other vehicles. Has not yet been repaired. Also transmission trouble. Dealer said needed to replace at cost of $3200. Dealer charged $80 to tell me it needed fixed. Took to trans. Repair shop to repair at cost of $1300. This month I have also had to replace the idler pulley, egr valve, and the elec rear window is not functioning.

- Carthage, MO, USA

problem #1

Aug 262004

Mountaineer 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
1.) would feel vibrations during shifts, car would not not shift 2.) truck rendered undrivable on first incident 8/02, second incident 8/03 caught early. 3.) tork converter replaced both times.

- Bear, DE, USA

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