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NHTSA — Structure: Body: Hatchback/Liftgate: Support Device Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
117,500 miles

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2004 Mercury Mountaineer body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 072014


  • 211,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Mercury Mountaineer. The contact stated that the latch on the hatch back fractured. The contact opened the door and the door came down and struck her head. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 211,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 302007

Mountaineer 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mercury Mountaineer. The contact stated that there was a crack near the rear hatch. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was no longer under warranty. The current mileage was 25,000, and failure mileage was 24,000.

- Pennington, NJ, USA

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