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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,062 miles

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2010 Mercury Mountaineer steering problems

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2010 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 132014

Mountaineer 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles


See below from: Tier 1 email - crcfmc [] sent: Thursday, March 20, 2014 8:57 am to: [xxx] ct: Re: vehicle service issues crm:01660000000018 hello[xxx] my name is [xxx], I am from Ford`S customer relationship center (crc). I have reviewed your email regarding the concerns on your 2010 Mountaineer. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. Ford Motor Company considers the satisfaction of its owners to be one of its most important objectives. We commit very substantial resources and effort in a sincere attempt to resolve the concerns of our owners. However, limits must be placed on those efforts. After careful consideration we are supporting the previous decision and will not be able to reimburse you for the cost of repairs. Thank you for contacting Ford Motor Company. We are sorry that we were not able to meet your expectations. Sincerely, [xxx] custtomer relationship center Ford Motor Company from: Generic - crc contact received: 3/18/2014 5:45 pm to: Tier 1 email - crcfmc subject: Vehicle service issues what is your vehicle sales or service issue":the vehicles brakes started locking up while driving. The cause was due to a defective wheel bearing that caused the antilock brake sensor to malfunction creating an extremely dangerous driving scenario what action has your dealer taken to address the issue?:N/a what assistance are you seeking from Ford Motor Company":reimbursement for defective repairs are you the owner of the vehicle :yes mileage : 38000 where is your vehicle now : inpossession have you contacted the dealer :no information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Great Falls, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 072011

Mountaineer 6-cyl

  • 6,125 miles
Pulled into parking space, placed shifter in park, turned off ignition, released brake and vehicle rolled backwards as if not in park. Attempted to restart vehicle and no response. Set parking brake. Could not get vehicle to lock into park, shifter moved regardless of brake on or not and would not start. Moved shifter through entire range of gears and returned to park, vehicle still would not start and park would not hold. Called dealer and was told to have it towed in. Returned to vehicle and tried once more and it started and proceeded to respond normally. Vehicle taken directly to dealer who could not find any problem or cause of preceding situation. On two subsequent dates (most recent 5/25/2012), vehicle was backed into a parking space, placed in park and ignition turned off. When an attempt to restart vehicle was made there was no response. Park appeared to hold normal, but unable to engage ignition. Dash lights, chimes and all electrical components appear to work normal but was still unable to engage starter. Again started process to have vehicle towed to dealer. After approximately 30 minutes to an hour of sitting (with no other action) vehicle started normally. Again dealer at a loss for cause and cannot effect repair since unable to recreate problem. Concern is for transmission/ignition interlock failure or other action that could result in damage or injury.

- Elfers, FL, USA

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