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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,546 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Mercury Mountaineer steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 262013

Mountaineer 6-cyl

  • 86,546 miles


Vehicle exhibited resistance in steering. Ford dealer found lower steering shaft U-joint frozen from corrosion. Ford dealer stated this condition was similar to that seen for vehicles recalled under Ford recall 13508 and even though it is not currently included, felt this vehicle should be included in the recall. Dealer had to replace the lower steering shaft assembly to return the vehicle to a safe operating condition.

- Hanover, MA, USA

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