really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,333 miles

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problem #3

Jun 022010

Mountaineer 8-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
2002 Mercury Mountaineer AWD V8 - approximately January and May 2009 both rear hub bearings went bad at 87,000 and 90,000 miles, both sets of emergency brake shoes were disintegrated when taken off. Rear coil springs are broken. Front differential box has leaked for some time now. Rear end axle seal has been leaking for some time now. Going on 4th set of brakes on front. June 2010 at 109,000 miles transmission finally went out - after acting up from time of purchase at 37,000 miles - it would slip when put in drive at first morning startup and would jerk erratically at low speeds - we have never pulled anything with vehicle.

- Lucasville, OH, USA

problem #2

May 152008


  • 97,000 miles
Rear differential failure, limited slip locked up, pushes in corners and binds.

- Cornelius, NC, USA

problem #1

Apr 272006

Mountaineer 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer. While driving 35mph and losing control, the vehicle was in a ditch on a dirt road. The tie rod broke and two front tires had to be replaced and the truck is damaged. The contact has paid over $6000 in repairs since purchasing the vehicle. The contact had to repair the front differential, lower ball joints, sealing for both shafts, four brake pads, bearings on all four tires, and the rear transfer case was flushed twice. Ford stated that the vehicle can be repaired. The contact is aware of the safety risk involved and request that the dealer purchase the vehicle from her. The failure mileage was 72,000 and the current mileage was 102,000.

- Broadview, MT, USA