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Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Mercury Monterey Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., March 7, 2013

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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.

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Body, Interior & Misc., March 15, 2006

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The power liftgate motor disengages automatically after the liftgate is powered open, and the liftgate may fall unexpectedly if the liftgate strut fails. If the liftgate falls freely, anyone standing under it may be injured. Dealers will reprogram the power liftgate module to reduce the chances of the liftgate free falling. The recall began March 15, 2006. The Ford recall number is 06S42.

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Drive Train, January 4, 2012

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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.

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Drive Train, September 20, 2004


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Suspension & Steering, November 10, 2003


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Mercury Monterey Questions and Answers

zdntman, 2004 Mercury Monterey, Kennesaw, GA

The dealership said I needed to remove and replace the AC hose assembly and AC accumulator. Then they would charge the AC. The cost quoted was $1200. Is this a fair price?

mtzscorpio, 2004 Mercury Monterey, Terrell, TX

my engines wont accelerate at normal temperatures,I have had the engine check and they said that piston#2 was misfirind.I have change the spak plugs and wires and st first does ok but after a while...

mom4, 2004 Mercury Monterey, San Antonio, TX

I am having problems with my 6 disc cd player. When playing a cd it will stop at any time making a loud popping and crackling noise. The display will blink on and off or it will be half lit and t...

mom4, 2004 Mercury Monterey, San Antonio, TX

I had water coming in the right side sliding door area every time it rained heavy and the streets had standing water. You could hear water sloshing around inside and the carpet all down that side ...

mtzscorpio, 2004 Mercury Monterey, Terrell, TX

My van is misfiring and I have replace the spark plugs,wires,ignition coil and clean the MAF sensor.Can you tell me the possible problem?

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Mercury Monterey Reviews

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 another ford or mercury again!!

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. We have replaced the transmission....twice...thankfully the 2nd one was covered by the mechanics warranty. We have replaced sensors, valves and recently the coil. This has added up to a lot of money to say the least and it is sitting in the driveway right now waiting for yet another tow. Oh and to top all that....we found out the transmission is under recall and have been waiting 6 months for a letter to take to the dealership so we can get some of our money back. Even though it has already been repaired and the dealership has checked it to make sure its been repaired properly, we are told by Ford we have to wait for a letter to arrive from them before processing the recall. The hold up according to customer service is they have to allow time to make parts of which we have told them we don't need because it has already been fixed. Since this issue obviously affects thousands of customers, you have think they would have made allowances for those who had already made repairs. We are totally disgusted by the whole situation. Mercury needs to step it up.

We bought a 2007 Monterey a couple of weeks ago with 12,700 miles (yes 12K) and have encountered a few issues i.e. when AC or lights were on the left blinker blinked rapidly and headlights 9day running lights?) were dim (vehicle would turn off) - that turned out to be a ground to the frame was broken (cheap repair). Other issues include water coming in the right sliding door during heavy rain when vehicle is braking or turning left on flat road, windshield seal loose and hot/cold heating switch for drivers side not working.

I bought a used 2004 Mercury Monterey aprox. 9 months ago.
It ran great! Then 2 days ago it started stalling while in idle. If you tried to accelerate it made a noise not quite a sqeeling but similiar. If you let the van warm up more then 10-15 minutes then take off if still runs beautiful. My concern is this started yesterday afternoon and hasn't stopped yet. Everytime I start it it does the same thing at first Stalls w/in 2 minutes yet it restarts fine.
Another kinda strange little thing is the odometer light area is fine then dims so light you can see it.
While the van is working properly if you do a system check everything show okay. No faults, No issues.
What could be the reasoning?
Is this a real F.O.R.D ( fix or repair daily ) type of car also known as a lemon?

Transmission went at under 100,000, well maintained. Information center went at just under 200,000, other than that normal wear and tear and many enjoyable miles.

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