hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,000 miles

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1998 Mercury Mountaineer accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 202009

Mountaineer 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


1998 Mercury Mountaineer. The drivers door will not unlock from the outside with the key and most times will not open from the inside with the latch handle. I have heard that this problem exists with most 1998 - 2001 Mercury Mountaineer, Ford Explorer and Ford Ranger. In the event of an emergency such as a crash, I might not be able to get out of the vehicle.

- Belmont, MA, USA

problem #2

Oct 112004

Mountaineer 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles
Mercury Mountaineer drivers seat latch assembly broke. Seat is in an un-drivable position. Dealer maintenance says it will cost $250 plus labor and taxes and fees to repair this poorly designed Ford component. I believe there are many other people that share this costly predicament and it is all due to poor design and the manufacturer knows it. There should be a recall or scheduled manufacturers repair for this item. In a crash a rear seat passenger could possibly thrust the seat back of the driver forward causing the driver serious injury or worse.

- Rensselaer, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 052003

Mountaineer 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My power doors won┐T unlock along with its remote, the key and the door lock/unlock button. This has been happening on and off for the past month. However, when the car goes into drive, the doors locked automatically.

- Groveland, MA, USA

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