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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,948 miles

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2004 Mercury Mountaineer accessories - exterior problems

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2004 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 152008


  • 52,000 miles


2004 Mercury Mountaineer rear window panel cracked and hinges will not stay tight. Ford dealer said this is a common problem but Ford will not repair if vehicle is not under warranty. Vehicle has 53,000 miles but I had dealer check vehicle while it was under warranty and they said all it needed was adjusting.

- Clio, AL, USA

problem #2

May 012008


  • miles
Transmission slipping and recently within this month noticed a crack in the liftgate and the liftgate will not rise fully.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #1

Oct 062008


  • 61,845 miles
My wife was closing the rear window portion of the rear hatch and the 2 hinges snapped off and the whole window fell down to the bumper she had to get a chair to put under it so it didn't crash to the floor all this by herself trying to take the kids to school she could not go anywhere I think what it actually is the struts are bad and they are what caused the problem.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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