2008 Mercury Mountaineer accessories - interior NHTSA complaints: Seats

NHTSA — Seats Problems

2008 Mercury Mountaineer (Page 3 of 3)


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,974 miles

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2008 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #7

May 012012


  • 51,000 miles


Our 2008 Mountaineer is equipped with power seats with settings memory. Normally, when you turn the engine off and open any of the doors, the driver's seat automatically glides in reverse to the fullest extent to allow for more room to exit the car. When the seat glides backwards, the step bar on the outside of the car automatically drops down and outward. For an unknown reason, the driver's seat (randomly) automatically glides backwards to fullest extent and the step bar automatically drops down as though the engine has been turned off and one of the doors has been opened. It happens just about everyday at least once. It happened 6 times in a 4 minute time period the other day. Each time it immediately went back to its original position. The first time it happened, my wife was driving on the freeway at 65 mph. The first time it happened to me was when I was starting to make a right turn. I ended up 2' over in the oncoming traffic lane. Luckily, no cars were near. This problem could have dire consequences.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #6

Nov 182011

Mountaineer 8-cyl

  • 26,000 miles
While driving at 55 mph, the dome light went on and the power seat started to move back. I was unable to reach the brakes and this nearly resulted in a serious accident with my 2 kids in the car. I have owned 2 other Mountaineer and never had this problem before. This is a true safety issue. This has happened again over thanksgiving 2011 and I will be calling Ford asap.

- Batlimore , MD, USA

problem #5

May 012011


  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercury Mountaineer. The contact stated that she applied the brake pedal while driving approximately 50 mph and the front drivers seat began to slide backward. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic test. The technicians stated that the ignition would have to be replaced because it was affecting the electronic feature on the seat and causing the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000. The VIN was not available.

- Howell, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jun 152011


  • 52,345 miles


Several problems. First, the driver's power seat malfunctions. Moves while car is in motion; doesn't move when key is inserted into ignition. Was repaired about 15 months ago; same problem exists again. Secondly, rear window pops open if car is unlocked. Will only remain closed when vehicle is locked. Thirdly, rear wiper has quit working. Really strange since it is rarely used in 3 years of ownership.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 082011


  • 61,000 miles
While driving, the driver's side dome light came on and the seat moved all the way back. Now, when you start the car, the seat will move all the way back and has to be manually, with power button, put into a comfortable position for driving. The seat continues to move back by itself at random times. Many times the problem occurs when driving, even at 30 mph or less, over a bump in the road.

- Bondsville, MA, USA

problem #2

Dec 232010

Mountaineer 6-cyl

  • 40,357 miles
While driving the vehicle on the expressway the dome light went on, the driver seat went fully back and reclined a little, and the pedals moved. This action would be consistent as if the vehicle was parked and the driver was exiting the vehicle. This would not be a concern for a taller driver but for my wife who is considerably shorter could not touch the pedals which could lead into an accident. This is a recurring issue that happens at least twice while driving the vehicle daily.

- Oak Forest, IL, USA

problem #1

Apr 082009


  • 35,600 miles
Memory seats change seat setting while driving without assistance of driver. While on a lengthy road trip, incident occurred 3 times. One of which nearly resulted in a collision when driver was forced onto shoulder of road to avoid traffic. Driver memory seat positions itself in such a position that driver is unable to reach brake and accelerator pedals. This fault seems to maintain control of the seat for a random and unspecified amount time forcing driver to maintain vehicle control and while attempting to maintain seat position.

- Sacramento, KY, USA

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