2005 Mercury Montego Reviews and Owner Comments
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2005 Mercury MontegoVisitor, Christiana, TN, August 16, 2010 20:49I 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 tow truck for the car and bring me a loaner car because the check engine and check transmission notice was flashing, and my maximum speed was 22 MPH. Estimate repair bill = $2500. They said a transmission sensor went out. Any ideas?
2005 Mercury MontegoVisitor, Fuquay Varina, NC, July 04, 2010 09:05Heating & A/C At 88K the fan cracked on blower and the a/c compressor needed to be replaced but no new compressors are available . The dealer had to rebuild old compressor with new parts from two sources. Car was in the shop for 8 days
2005 Mercury MontegoVisitor, Blanchard, OK, April 30, 2010 13:42We hit a deer at 75 mph on the turnpike, the car was damaged to the tune of $8500.00 but no one was injured. we were sure the car was totaled, but no. after repair the car has worked perfectly for 3 years until a woman in her oversize SUV rammed into the driver's door knocking the front wheel assembly off the car. Once again no one was hurt and after repair the only problem we have had is the radiator hose had to be replaced last week. The brakes have been replaced once and it's time to replace them again, and now the shocks need replacing too. We have 70,000+ miles on this car we bought used with 12,000 miles on it. I think it's been a wonderful car, in ice and snow the all wheel drive is as good or better than my 4x4 pickup. The fact it has survived 2 crashes and no one was injured has impressed me, it still rides and drives like new just needs shocks to be perfect. It's a shame they stopped making these, i don't know what we'll do when it has to be replaced.
2005 Mercury Montegospartygal, Macomb, MI, March 15, 2010 08:51love the size and comfort...never had AWD and love it in Michigan winters...however my transmission started moaning around 63000mi took it in to the dealer who told me without tearing it apart and charging me $900 to do so, it was either the trans or PTU (sits near trans and runs AWD)...advised me to sell it or if keeping it to drive it till it drops...which it did today at 73000 miles. I can't believe Ford hasn't had a recall on this.Rookie
2005 Mercury MontegoMK in GR, Rockford, MI, October 28, 2009 07:40My Montego is also getting a new transmission, after just 67,000 miles! What a hassle. Beware the CVT transmission....had I fully understood the "experimental" nature of the CVT, I would not have purchased this vehicle.Enthusiast
2005 Mercury MontegoSheilars, Lawrence, KS, August 06, 2009 14:00I like the size of the interior, however, CVT transmission always seemed strange sound and power wise. Was always told that that's just how the CVT sounds. Now transmission out at 65,000 miles, 4 years old, and FORD dealer offers little to no help since it has yet to be recalled, this at a cost of $5,,700.!! Also rear brake problems since day one, head light went out and had to pay $200 to replace entire unit instead of a bulb. Love the size but will not buy a first year line ever again, and also not a Ford/Mercury.Enthusiast