2004 Mercury Monterey Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Mercury Monterey

2004 Mercury Monterey Problems

EGR Orifice in Intake Manifold May Plug With Sludge and Cause Misfire

On higher mileage vehicles, one or more EGR orifice in the intake manifold may plug with sludge. This can cause the engine to misfire when first accelerating because too much exhaust gas is directed into the cylinders where the orifice is not plugged. Cleaning the clogged passages should correct this concern.

See More Problems (1)

2004 Mercury Monterey Questions

Back gate latch broke . how can I open ? (1 answer)

Car shut off while driving won't restart (2 answers)

Pulled code p0193 so Replaced fuel pressure sensor and still won't start. I have replaced fuel pump, fuel filter, airflow sensor all recently. Also pulling code P0198 for fuel temp sensor..... only car and pregnant with two kids and am desperate.

how to replace the water pump (1 answer)

See More Questions (67)

2004 Mercury Monterey Recalls

The Third Row Seat May Not Latch Correctly

The third row seat can experience rust at the seat anchor mechanism mounted to each rear wheel well. As a result, the seat may not fully latch into its seating position. If the vehicle is hit from the rear, an unlatched seat may increase the risk of injury. Dealers will install new third row seat latch striker mounting brackets to correct this concern.

The Torque Convertor Output Shaft May Fail

On certain vehicles, the torque convertor output shaft may fail, resulting in complete loss of power to the drive wheels. This vehicle stalling condition increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the torque convertor to correct this concern. The Ford recall number is 11S25.

Recall 04V446000
CERTAIN MINIVANS MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITH FRONT WHEEL HUB ASSEMBLIES THAT WERE NOT HEAT TREATED CORRECTLY. THIS CONDITION MAY LEAD TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL CRACKS IN THE HUB.

See More Recalls (4)

2004 Mercury Monterey Reviews

THIS IS THE FIRST VEHICLE I EVER PURCHASED ON MY OWN. I BOUGHT IT USED IN 2009 AND IT WAS THE WORST INVESTMENT I EVER MADE IN MY LIFE. IN THE SIX YEARS I'VE OWNED IT THE BRAKES HAVE BEEN REPLACED ABOUT 7 TIMES. THE 6 DISC CHANGER STOPPED WORKIN AFTER ABOUT 3 YEARS, THE A/C SYSTEM IS CONFUSING AND EVERYTIME IT RAINS THE ENGINE STALLS AND I CAN'T DRIVE IF FOR AT LEAST 8 HRS! AND DON'T LET ME GET ...
I bought a 04 mercury monterey with 60,000 miles on it. The carfax was impressive. Every maintenance record EVER from the dealership. I now have 75,000 miles on it and for some damn reason it randomly sputters and dies... Now the rear latch has stopped working. I took apart the rear hatch skin and everything is HEAVILY rusted. The body is also showing rust all over the rockers. I will never buy...
My husband and I purchased our van in 2005 with 24000 miles on it. Van ran great with minimal maintenance until approx 1 yr ago when the transmission went out without any warning whatsoever. From what I have read we were lucky to have made it as many miles as we did because consumers were having the same problem with very low mileage. For the last year we have done nothing but work on this van....

See More Reviews (6)