hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,337 miles

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2007 Mercury Montego drivetrain problems

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2007 Mercury Montego Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 262015


  • 45,000 miles


The contact owned a 2007 Mercury Montego. While driving 10 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but the vehicle jerked before eventually stopping. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 45,000.

- Nokomis, FL, USA

problem #6

Sep 072014

Montego 6-cyl

  • 190,358 miles
Traveling at freeway speed, vehicle lights all flickered the lost power..engine continued to run, was able to coast vehicle to shoulder of 35W, apply brakes and stop. Turned off vehicle and restarted within a few minutes. No lights no dash lights..flooring the gas pedal able to get 30 mph uphill approximately. At top of hill power came back on..then killed again. Tow called. Currently at garage where sensors are showing transmission problem.

- Stanchfield, MN, USA

problem #5

May 102014


  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Mercury montengo. The contact stated while in park, the vehicle started to make a loud whining noise without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the transmission cvt needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 66,000 and the current mileage was 67,500. Updated 08/12/14

- Halifax, MA, USA

problem #4

Oct 082013


  • 49,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Mercury Montego. The contact stated that the vehicle made a loud noise while the gear was placed into reverse. In addition, the vehicle failed to respond while in reverse. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 49,000.

- Maynard, MA, USA

problem #3

Apr 152013

Montego 6-cyl

  • 109,000 miles
Usually this happens after I have been driving a while and get off the freeway. I will be accelerating slowly and when I reach 30-35 mph (2 or 3rd gear), suddenly the RPM's will race way up but the car is just coasting and not shifting. I let off the gas and sometimes it will kick into gear when the RPM returns to normal. Other times it hard shifts into the next gear, sometimes the RPM will race again and I need to coast off the road and come to a complete stop. It's an intermittent problem and does not do it all the time. It won't do it when I take it to the dealer. I am afraid I will get rear ended one of these times especially if I am in a construction zone where I cannot get off the road.

- Fowlerville, MI, USA

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problem #2

Sep 012012

Montego 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Car lunges forward and backwards when putting into gear (drive or reverse). It is extremely noticable to passengers and others. It is dangerous, as you have no control over the lunging motion that could possibly pin someone walking nearby as you are parking the vehicle. It appears this is a common problem that has been reported by many and action needs to be taken by the maker to correct the problem.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #1

Jan 032009


  • 40,000 miles
2007 Mercury Montego surges in both forward and backward mode. It is extremely dangerous and does this unexpectedly. Is this going to be a Toyota type problem where it will take a serious accident to get these cars recalled ? this is an ongoing problem with the electronic throttle body which many people have reported and it seems Ford Motor Company wishes to ignore instead of address. This is truly a shame because we were so proud of an american auto company who refused to take the government bail out, but at the same time, they need to step up and stand behind a real problem with their vehicle.

- Boerne, TX, USA

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