NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems

2005 Mercury Montego (Page 2 of 2)


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,131 miles

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2005 Mercury Montego transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Mercury Montego Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Jul 142008


  • miles


My 2005 Mercury Montego with just over 18, 000 miles suddenly went dead, while partially pulled out in traffic. It was traced to the cvt transmission. No harm occurred, but I am going to get rid of the car. I also noticed info on the internet with cvt problems. I see too that Ford pulled out the cvt transmissions on its new models for the Sable (which was the Montego) and Taurus. I had to pay just over $1900 on this repair--which I do not believe is fair, as it appears to be a defect with the cvt.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 142008


  • 51,000 miles
While driving down the freeway at about 50 mph I went to accelerate and the transmission sputtered and then tried to downshift but instead locked up and caused the cars front tires to squeal and a rapid slow down. This failure occurs anytime I try to accelerate to pass a vehicle. With careful driving I can minimize it but am not able to accelerate very well. Dealership has told me to replace the transmission at my cost.

- Columbus, OH, 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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