Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
84,893 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. bought an aftermarket repair kit (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replace the visors (1 reports)
2004 Mercury Mountaineer accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2004 Mercury Mountaineer:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2004 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012013

Mountaineer V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles


Driving on a nice day. Something just falls in front of my face. I damn near crashed. Apparently my plastic P.O.S visor crumbled into pieces. I attempted to find a bracket at the junk yard. However the piece that holds the visor arm is a pressed piece, so you can't even put a new piece. Now they want me to spend $200 for a new visor. Are they nuts? My visor with the pretty light up mirror is perfectly fine. I think Legos have a better hold then this cheap plastic crap they used.

So I researched the Internet some guy out there came up with a bracket system himself because he had the same problem. I believe he was selling the piece for $40. Me personally, my visor is way in the back of my SUV. I don't need it that bad. There is no excuse for FORD not claiming their issues with vehicles and fixing them. We as vehicle owners expect to fix normal wear & tear things wrong with out cars but damn plastic just crumbling =0 not acceptable

- , DeForest, WI, USA

problem #2

Mar 242014

Mountaineer Premeer 4.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,679 miles

Bought the repair from it cost me $38 and change with shipping. Both visors broke. driving down to the beach and the visor fell off! The clips fixed the problem but it seems to be often. The bracket is made of three pieces, i think it was aluminum. It was a little scary when it fell but awkward and frustrating to get the brackets in place.

- , Ridgefield Park, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 012009

Mountaineer Premier V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

Almost 200 on ebay but no one except a dealership can figure out how to hook them back up. They want almost $600 because they have to tear everything out to get them installed.

- , Stow, OH, USA

Not what you are looking for?