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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
137,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2004 Mercury Mountaineer engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 152016

Mountaineer LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles


My son was driving and turned on cruise control. All of a sudden, the entire engine shut off, steering tightened up, lights went on and he pulled to the side of the road. Once he restarted the vehicle, it worked fine again. I have seen other posts in regards to this same problem. Is there a recall on this vehicle for this particular problem? Not a good thing!!

- , Phillipsburg, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 262015

Mountaineer Premier 4.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles

This can happen anytime, any speed.....Everything just dies.....pull off of street, wait about 30 seconds or so and it

starts right back up. Everything is fine until the next time. NO check engine or codes of any kind! That's why it's hard to fix cause there's no codes to check....Had to three places and they can't figure it out......Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated!!

- , Manistee, Michigan, MI, USA

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