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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,333 miles

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2006 Mercury Mountaineer fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 212010

Mountaineer 8-cyl

  • 95,000 miles


The Mercury Mountaineer will no longer take in fuel properly. Can not put in more than a half a gallon of gas at a time. Took it to a mechanic and they said there was nothing blocking the gas from entering the tank. He said it was the automatic fuel shut off that was installed in the vehicle. Have not replaced it yet.

- Gloucester, MA, USA

problem #2

May 152011

Mountaineer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercury Mountaineer. The contact stated that the automatic fuel pump shut off would activate whenever fuel was dispensed into the fuel tank at any fuel level capacity. In 2009, the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the fuel valve was replaced. The similar failure recurred and the vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000. Updated 03/16/12 the consumer stated the vehicle would only take a gallon of gas. Updated 05/11/12

- Lebanon, TN, USA

problem #1

Sep 012008


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercury Mountaineer. The contact stated that she was unable to refuel the vehicle. The dealer informed the contact that the filler neck assembly needed to be replaced. The manufacturer had not been notified. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 101,000 and the failure mileage was 60,000.

- Wentzville, MO, USA

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