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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,000 miles

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2003 Mercury Mountaineer body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 272008

Mountaineer 6-cyl

  • 47,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer. When the trunk lid under the window was opened, the contact noticed a crack in the trunk lid. The trunk lid was repaired two years ago by the dealer and now a crack has reappeared. The manufacturer was called after the contact took his vehicle to the dealer for a second repair. The repair would cost $85; however, the contact wants a free repair because it is a defect and will probably crack again. The failure mileage was 47,000. Updated 02/05/09. Updated 02/10/09.

- Casselberry, FL, USA

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