2008 Mercury Mountaineer transmission NHTSA complaints: Power Train:Automatic Transmission

NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,160 miles

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2008 Mercury Mountaineer transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 162010

Mountaineer 8-cyl

  • miles


My 2008 Mercury Mountaineer is having a strong transmission kick when down shifting and a squicking noise which I think is coming from the break and my dealer kept on reporting back to me as "unable to duplicate" the problem. This SUV were bought as brand new and I feel like that the car is going to break apart or loose my break everytime I feel those rattles. Everytime I would go to my dealer for a service, I would always mention about the problem which they can't fix!

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

problem #1

May 262008


  • 38,319 miles
My Ford Mountaineer 2008 transmission is erratic and the traction control light comes on when the slipping is taking place. Braking is also erratic as I feel a bumping while braking to a stop. It is very dangerous as it feels like to transmission and brake/traction control system is about to go. I called Ford and they have know of the problem since 2006 as the transmission used (6R60) continually needs software updates. According to the dealer, most all of these vehicles with this transmission eventually have the problem but very rarely with the base warranty period, so now all of us have to pay but Ford has know of the problem even B/4 my vehicle was manufactured.........what do I do, Ford is not recalling for this a shifting the risk of the accident and repair to the consumer. Please help and let me know what my next step might be....thank you

- St Petersburg, FL, USA

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