hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,000 miles

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2006 Mercury Montego electrical problems

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2006 Mercury Montego Owner Comments

problem #4

May 052016


  • miles


Wrench light comes on, car spits and sputters and dies. After restartitbe car, light is off. Happens multiple times a week. Car will not drive without restart.

- Springfield, OR, USA

problem #3

Apr 012012


  • 32,000 miles
My 2006 Montego jerks and clunks feels like it is going to drop out. It also slips into neutral from drive. The trans jerks so hard it feels like it is going to drop on the street. First noted this with less than32000 miller. Also had to replace front engine mount $475, full instrument cluster $1100 36000million. There is a lot of people complaining to Ford but nothing is being done.if not taken care of this will be my langford product.3ford's inmyimmediatefamily now. All will be scrapped ordering for cars from a company that takes care of its customers. Ford new the cvt trans was a problem.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #2

Mar 102014

Montego 6-cyl

  • 123,000 miles
When driving the car comes to a sudden stop and only allows me to go 20-25 mph. Very unsafe. I was on the freeway going about 65mph and then engine lost power - speed dropped to 20 mph on the freeway. Luckily I was able to pull over in time avoid a high speed collision. The sudden engine power loss happens going at different speeds even as slow as 30 mph. The RPM needle goes up and down. I have had the the throttle body cleaned at the dealer from a previous recall, and have gotten the throttle body cleaned again.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 122013


  • 109,000 miles
While driving at night, suddenly the instrument cluster gauges stopped working and when to zero value. They flickered momentarily and continued this for about 1 minute while driving. The appeared to have reset themselves. However, two days after the initial incident the gauges stopped working again, and have continued to not function properly. The major safety issue (I almost got into an accident) is that when the gauges don't work, the reverse lights come on. This makes other drivers think I am reversing when I am not. I have done additional online research and found a service bulletin published by Ford indicating this is an issue with these models.

- Ocean, NJ, USA

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