NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Gasoline Problems

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,250 miles

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer engine problems

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 032005

Mountaineer 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles


I had a spark plug blow out of my 2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L engine. The car has 86,000 miles on it but this is the second engine. The original engine was replaced in Dec 2003 when it had 49,000 miles on it. The original engine seized up after an oil pump failure.

- Tribes Hill, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 292005

Mountaineer 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,000 miles
Spark plug blew out of cylinder head and stripped threads. Mercury Mountaineer 2002.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #2

Sep 012002

Mountaineer 4WD

  • miles
Suddenly stalls when braking & steering wheel is turned when engine warm and has less then 1/2 tank of gas.

- Arvada, CO, USA

problem #1

Oct 232001


  • miles
While going up a hill at 30 mph consumer noticed dash lights flickering on and off. A while later engine shut down, vehicle had to be towed to dealer. On November 1st, while traveling at about 60 mph, engine died. Consumer tried to restart while car was coasting to avoid a rear end collision, luckily vehicle restarted. Consumer felt very lucky. Please provide any further inforamtion.

- Bethal Park, PA, USA

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