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3.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,149 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 062013

Mountaineer 6-cyl

  • 137,846 miles

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

Dextero dht2 tire P245/70R16 106T this tire I purchased at walmart March 2013. I have had problems with sliding not gripping the pavement also looks like the bulge out. I have called walmart they said they probably need balanced or rotated so they did this still doing the same thing. I called them they said they need their tire specialist to look it over. Also told me there was no recall on this tire. I could not even find this tire on the recall list I assume its from china. The tire specialist took measurments of tire and had to talk with another specialist about what to do if anything they said. I feel unsafe driving with these tires and wanted to see what I could do from here. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Iowa, IA, USA

problem #6

Jan 102009

Mountaineer

  • 125,000 miles
The transmission keeps slipping causing the car to stall and stutter in traffic had to have it rebuilt in 2008 costing $3600, the differentials causing problems on front and rear with the car wheels spinning and sticking at times, the tires (all four) balling out from the inside out having to replace them every three to four months, the power locks, radio, interior lights all work when they want to like its a shortage.

- Hope Mills , NC, USA

problem #5

Jun 012008

Mountaineer

  • 34,200 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer. The vehicle has toyo open country at tires, size P22570R15 (na). The tires were purchased brand new in may of 2007 from jensen tire company while driving 15 mph. At 36,000 miles, the rear passenger tire blew out in June of 2008. The repair shop stated that the tire was worn down to the steel. The tire company from where the tire was purchased is providing reimbursement for the failed tire. The remaining tires were inspected by other shops and each shop recommended that the rest of the tires be replaced. Toyo stated that the tires needed an alignment. The contact stated that an alignment had just been performed; however, the manufacturer advised her to have another one. While the vehicle was at the shop, the mechanic stated that the ball joints were defective due to the damage caused by the tires and needed to be replaced. The ball joints have not been replaced and the manufacturer is refusing responsibility for the repairs. The failure mileage was 34,200 and current mileage was 123,402.

- Poplar Bluss, MO, USA

problem #4

May 122004

Mountaineer

  • 33,000 miles

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

While driving 65 mph, the front passenger side tire blew out. The consumer managed to pull over to change tire. The dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. The cause was not determined. Goodyear#P24570R16 please provide the dot number and model name of tire.

- Plymouth, MI, USA

problem #3

Nov 012001

Mountaineer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Three sets of Goodyear, Eagle ls tires, size P24570R16 (no dot # mentioned) with less than one hundred miles had to be replaced because knots were found on sidewall and tread. Dealer has been contacted. Engine light illuminated due to faulty dpfe sensor; air bag light on, air bag module replaced; loose rear center console; vibration and popping noise over bumps, replaced and balanced all four tires, replaced stabilizer bar links, rims were out of round; scrunching noise while turning, rack and pinion replaced; experiencing whistling noise; hard jerk and popping noise when shifting, gear selector slippage; A/C vent squeaking, A/C vent readjusted.

- Deltli, LA, USA

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problem #2

Nov 012001

Mountaineer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Three sets of Goodyear, Eagle ls tires, size P24570R16 (no dot # mentioned) with less than one hundred miles had to be replaced because knots were found on sidewall and tread. Dealer has been contacted. Engine light illuminated due to faulty dpfe sensor; air bag light on, air bag module replaced; loose rear center console; vibration and popping noise over bumps, replaced and balanced all four tires, replaced stabilizer bar links, rims were out of round; scrunching noise while turning, rack and pinion replaced; experiencing whistling noise; hard jerk and popping noise when shifting, gear selector slippage; A/C vent squeaking, A/C vent readjusted.

- Deltli, LA, USA

problem #1

Aug 122001

Mountaineer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driving on a rainy afternoon to my sons house in ridgewood, NJ. I ran over a small rock which punctured my rear tire. The tire had only 3000 miles on it and could not be fixed, it had a 2" tear in it. I feel this should not have happened to a new tire and is unsafe. Eagle ls M+S P245/70R16

- Rutherford, NJ, USA

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