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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Lever And Linkage: Column Shift Problems

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1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,000 miles

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2003 Mercury Mountaineer transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 092011

Mountaineer

  • 92,000 miles

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

I attempted to put my vehicle in reverse so I could pull out of a parking space. When I did this, the transmission level broke right off. The vehicle, since it is full-time AWD, cannot be moved or towed since all the wheels are engaged in park. The metal holding the transmission lever to the steering column sheared off which I can only consider to be a grave safety risk if the vehicle was in motion and this happened.

- Medford, MA, USA

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