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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,400 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.

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2008 Mercury Mountaineer accessories - interior problems

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2008 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #4

May 012016


  • 135,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Mercury Mountaineer. While driving 30 mph, the front driver's seat automatically retracted backwards. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. Also, the interior lighting illuminated on its own. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 135,000.

- Forney, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 092014

Mountaineer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,600 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercury Mountaineer. The contact stated that the front driver's seat moved back independently and the dome light illuminated. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer, who stated that they could not find a defect in the seating switch but the failure still persisted. The manufacture was contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 66,600. Updated 3/14/14

- Ballston Lake, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 012010

Mountaineer 6-cyl

  • miles
Driver seat moves back into exit position and interior lights come on while driving. This happens at any speed periodically and while going over bumps. I am very short so when this happens I have a difficult time reaching the gas/brake. I have 4 young children and this is a very big safety issue while driving.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 012010

Mountaineer 6-cyl

  • miles
While driving the driver seat slides back into exit form and it is hard to reach the gas and brakes and the interior lights come on. This happens periodically while driving if you touch the ignition as if you are going to start the vehicle the seat will go back into place and the interior lights will go off.

- El-Paso, TX, USA

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