Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23 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.

2008 Mercury Mountaineer seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2008 Mercury Mountaineer:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2008 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 172008

Mountaineer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Mercury Mountaineer. The driver's seat belt is too short. The driver is barely able to buckle the seat belt, and once he does, he is unable to move. The contact feels that this is a safety risk because it puts him in a very uncomfortable situation. The dealer exchanged the seat belt, but it was identical to the one that was already in the vehicle. The manufacturer refuses to make any changes because it would be a safety violation. Ford only offered a seat belt extender, but the contact refuses to use an extender. He also owns a 2006 Mercury vehicle, in which the seat belt is 6-9 inches longer. The failure mileage was 23 and current mileage was 600. Updated 11/14/08 updated 11/18/08.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

Search for these popular complaint phrases...

Not what you are looking for?