NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,808 miles

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2005 Mercury Montego engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Mercury Montego Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 032010


  • 27,000 miles


While idling when stopped or when moving slowly, the engine speed suddenly accelerates to above 3500 RPM causing the car to lurch forward unless the brake is firmly applied. The sudden acceleration lasts 3 to 5 seconds. Placing the gear into neutral has no effect on the engine speed. This happens sporadically. In the last 3 months it has happened approximately 7 times. Dealer says the car's computer system reports nothing unusual.

- Viera, FL, USA

problem #2

May 022007

Montego 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Montego. The contact stated that the vehicle's check engine light continues to illuminate. He has taken his vehicle to the dealer fourteen times and have been unable to permanently repair the failure. The dealer currently has the vehicle and have had it since May 2, 2007. The VIN, purchase date, and engine size were unknown. The current mileage is 19,000 and failure mileage was 5,000.

- Lemmon, SD, USA

problem #1

Jan 312005

Montego 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 423 miles
Purchased vehicle in Jan.05 seat belt replaced in Jan transmission replaced in Feb. 05 and a valve replaced due to check engine warning fuel pump replaced in Aug.05, now have trouble starting car

- Huron, OH, USA

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