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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Gear Position Indication (Prndl) Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Mercury Mountaineer transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 082010


  • 112,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer. While the vehicle was on in the park position with the automatic start, the gear shifted into reverse and crash into a vehicle. The contact called to the police who confirmed that the vehicle was in the park position. The contact is concerned about the safety risk since the failure may have caused a serious injury or tragedy to occur. The vehicle was not destroyed. The failure mileage was 112,000.

- Greenwood, IN, USA

problem #1

May 302009


  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced difficulty shifting out of park and into drive. The vehicle also has difficulty changing gears. The contact feels that this is a safety issue with the transmission because the inability to change gears could cause a crash. The current and failure mileages were 88,000.

- Williamstown, NJ, USA

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