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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control: Accelerator Pedal Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,500 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.

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2003 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 152014


  • 135,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer. The contact stated while traveling on a major highway, the accelerator pedal became stuck. The contact stated that the brake pedal had to be engaged and the accelerator pedal had to be depress several times in order to release it. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 135,000.

- American Canyon, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 132005


  • miles
I read an article from the Chicago tribune titled "sticky throttles." I have a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer and the unintended acceleration happened to me on July 13th. I was coming to a stop at a stop light and just as I was about to a complete stop, with my foot on the brake, it tried to accelerate and then stopped. So you may also want to look a the 2003 model also. The article I mentioned is below. Sticky throttles Chicago (Chicago tribune)--the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating 690,000 2002 Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer sport-utility vehicles after complaints of sticking throttles and unintended acceleration. The Agency's preliminary investigation of vehicles with 4- liter, 6-cylinder engines was prompted by 15 complaints. NHTSA is investigating 2003 and 2004 Ford mustang, mustang convertible and mustang gts after complaints of accelerator pedal interference with the car's carpet. The probe involves about 20,000 mustangs. NHTSA investigations can lead to vehicle recalls.

- Bloomington, IL, USA

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