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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
82,000 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace all wheel bearings (4 reports)
2003 Mercury Mountaineer wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 122014

Mountaineer V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 148,000 miles


This three time just that right rear bearing had to be changed out.

- , Upper Saint Clair, PA, USA

problem #3

Sep 182013

Mountaineer V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles

This is an ongoing head boomer. right rear. dealer did not put the pin in to hold the axle in. could have killed someone.

- , Upper Saint Clair, PA, USA

problem #2

May 042009

Mountaineer V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles

This has been a problem. Dealer told me right rear needs to be replaced.

- , Upper Saint Clair, PA, USA

problem #1

May 012011

Mountaineer V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Had to replace all four wheel bearings in this vehicle amongst other issues. I had to replace a door close sensor in the passengers side, the plastic part on the lift glass cracked (twice), the transmission solenoid was replaced under warranty, six disc changer stopped working. This thing is a horror story. I'm on a military base with an auto skills center. When I changed the rear bearings, I noticed a bunch of old bearings in a box that were the same as mine.

- , Fort Meade, MD, USA

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