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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2005 Mercury Mountaineer brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 112005

Mountaineer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2005 - Mercury Mountaineer. This vehicle has what I believe is a braking design flaw. I have bee complaining about this brake in this vehicle form day one as we first thought that the brake rotors had tire dressing on them. This was not the case. It now appears that the brake pedal is designed for the shorter persons, around 5 ft, 2 in. The brake pedal with a person of this size would simply push the brake pedal almost straight down downward towards the ground. A person over 6 ft like myself (6 ft, 6in), cannot push this brake pedal downward in the same fashion as the shorter person. The taller person like myself pushes the brake pedal towards the firewall. This braking energy is not translated properly to the brake pedal, causing following: The vehicle's brakes will not to stop the vehicle in a timely manner. The vehicle's brakes appear drive as if the brake rotates are glazed. The driver of the vehicle leg while driving in city traffic will fatigue quite easily. This makes it even hard to stop the vehicle after you have driven it for a time. Please note that I have contacted my deal where I purchased the vehicle and motor company. They are all agree, that there is a difference between drive sizes in this vehicle. This is not in dispute; the fix or corrective action is in dispute. Ford and the dealer want for me for me to pay over $3,000 in order to upgrade the same vehicle except this one would has the $120 adjustable pedal option. It appears that is option it really needed to be standard in all vehicles of this type. Note per Ford booklets, this adjustable pedal is designed for shorter folks and not taller folks. I am trying to work this out with the dealer as Ford had become deaf to my issue. Note there take is will not assist in any way. What a great car company.

- Doylestown, PA, USA

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