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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Pedals And Linkages Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Mercury Mountaineer brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 192005

Mountaineer 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles


Contact states while driving 2003 Mercury Mountaineer she was turning and pressed on the brakes the pedal fell off. The service dealer stated the reason this happened was because the bracket broke. The brake pedal fell off when pressed because a self locking bolt was never installed during assembly.

- Glenshaw, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 122003

(reported on)


  • 21,000 miles
When applying the brakes, sometime the drivers foot hit the gas pedal, and caused a longer stopping distance. The pedals were too close and on the same horizontal plain when the brakes were depressed.

- Bridgeport , CT, USA

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