hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,278 miles

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2005 Mercury Montego miscellaneous problems

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2005 Mercury Montego Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 052016


  • 120,000 miles


My car dies all the time. I was told it was the throttle body. It also has a picture of a wrench and when the car dies it says fail safe mode. It only dies while driving. It doesnt matter what speed either.

- Terre Haute, IN, USA

problem #4

Apr 052016


  • 39,700 miles
Recall #06V383000 latches/locks/linkages "as a result, the door latch pawl may not return to the latch position when the door is closed, and the door could open while the vehicle is moving." Is listed as having been completed, yet the issue is still present. Last night, rear door was frozen shut due to water seepage. Today, driver's side door did not latch properly and opened while I was driving the vehicle. I called Ford and they informed me they are no longer responsible for this. Obviously, the recall was performed improperly, if at all. I am concerned that the additional recall listed (NHTSA campaign number: 05V515000) may not have been performed properly as well, as both recalls were (supposedly) fixed at the same location.

- Putnam Valley, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 082015


  • 142,691 miles
Parked car at home after dropping daughter off in town car performed normally. Five hours later went out to pick daughter up. Started car and had no speedometer, odometer, tachometer, no cluster panel at all. No lights on panel, A/C would not function and backup lights came on and stayed on. The wrench symbol light came on at this time. I tested the car daily with the same results, until Tuesday, August 11th. I had an appt to take it in to a Ford dealer to have it diagnosed. When I started the car at this time, the cluster panel and A/C were working, the backup lights were off (except when in reverse) and the wrench light was now off. However, now the check engine light was on. Diagnosis at the dealership was that the cluster panel was bad and was sending incorrect codes (P0462 & P2067) causing the check engine light to come on. Since those codes are associated with the powertrain control module it could cause the engine to stall at any time.

- Odessa , MO, USA

problem #2

Jun 052013


  • 58,000 miles
When braking it jerks and shifts into neutral and the engine reeves to 5000+ RPM. After braking and slowing it again shifts back into drive. This only happens when braking or increasing speed. No dash lights illuminate, indicating a problem. Having to slow suddenly in traffic is very dangerous. A Ford dealer recommends a new transmission and a transmission shop recommends a new electronic module..this is an intermediate incident problem occurring approximately every two to four weeks..

- Fountain Valley, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 132013


  • 46,000 miles
Too many times to count 25 30 even more. When driving my 2005 Mercury Montego the complete dash cluster lost all functions and read outs, always at speeds above 30mph. A few times 9 or so the car would buck a few times. I had the harness connector checked and no problems found. This condition prevents me from using the vehicle as needed, to driver a few times a year from Connecticut to North Carolina and back to visit ailing family members. No other reasonable transportation available. We will pro ally never buy a Ford product again due to safety concerns. Need advice as to problem and how to fix.

- Plainville, CT, USA

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