2005 Mercury Montego Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Mercury Montego

2005 Mercury Montego Problems

Transmission Shifter is Hard To Move

Binding of the shifter slider can make the transmission shifter difficult to move. Replacing the bezel should fix this problem.

Harsh or Delayed Shifting of Automatic Transmission

The automatic transmission may develop shifting concerns. On lower mileage vehicles, upgrading the software in the powertrain control module (PCM) and the transmission control module (TCM) may correct the problem. As the mileage increases, internal transmission damage can occur. Repairs could involve replacement of the valve body or a complete transmission rebuild. Whenever major transmission repairs are made, it is important to be sure the PCM and the TCM have the latest software updates to help prevent these issues from reoccurring.

Wrench Light, Service Engine Soon Light, Possible Poor Throttle Response

A defective electronic throttle body (ETB) can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate and could have limited to no throttle response. Our technicians tall us that replacing the electronic throttle body will commonly correct this concern.

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2005 Mercury Montego Questions

What does it mean when my car doesnt stay started? (1 answer)

It starts up but will not stay started or let me put the car in any gear without turnjng off..

How much will it cost to replace all 3 converters. (1 answer)

How do change transmission fluids (1 answer)

What exactly is needed to be done to change transmission fluids and does anything need to be replaced

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2005 Mercury Montego Recalls

Door Latch May Freeze in States with Cold Weather

The side door latches may freeze in cold weather due to water intrusion. As a result, the door may not latch when closed, and could open while the vehicle is moving. Dealers will install a shield over the front door latches and seal a drain hole in the rear window molding on the Freestyle rear side doors. Grease will also be applied to all the latch mechanisms free of charge. The recall began November 8, 2006. The Ford recall number is 06S45.

Fuel Tank Straps May Break

The straps securing the fuel tank to the vehicle may break, allowing the fuel tank and heat shield to drop onto either the driveshaft or exhaust, depending on the model. If this happens, drivers may hear a noise or notice a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Dealers will replace both fuel tank straps. The recall began December 1, 2005. The Ford recall number is 05S37.

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2005 Mercury Montego Reviews

Best car ever owned. We owned this car used in 2010 with 55,000 miles on it. Only thing changed are brakes, battery, tires and put in new plugs. I love the styling of this car runs like new its at two hundred one miles without giving us problem runs and drives flawlessly. Seats are comfortable, car overall fantastic its in great condition all window regulators and cruise control still functions...
I own two mercury montegos'the 2005 has the oringal brakes on it.it has 11200 miles on it.the only thing I have done to this car is change the battery.what a great car.my 2006 mercury montego just rolled to one hundred thousand miles,the only thing I have done to this car is change the brakes and battery,that's it.love these cars. .
I own a 2005 Mercury Montego with 63,000 miles. Twice I took it to the dealer where I purchased it, and who has done all the oil changes, etc plus any repairs, telling them there was something wrong with the transmission, possibly slipping, and something wrong with the brakes making a jerking feeling when stopping. They could find nothing either time. About 2 weeks later they had to send a t...

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