2002 Mercury Mountaineer AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
01/18/07 When truck shifts gears it vibrates. Cost: $198.95. 05/29/07 Replaced drivers side pretensioner Cost: $273.19. 06/26/07 Replaced front differential, both rear axle seals Cost: $1580.23 11/07/07 Front end alignment and replace seals in rear. Cost: $482.97 12/13/07 Replace left front hub bearing. Cost $401.73. 02/18/08 Rear wheel bearing, rear rotors, surpitene belt Cost: $348.51. 03/11/08 Replaced rear end assembly. Cost: 864.68 03/20/09 Front differential needed bolts tightened and right rear bearing replaced. (I agreed to repair if it fixed problem) Cost: $428.00 Did not fix problem. Told I needed rear transfer case and V coupling. Will cost me another 2,300 plus. PARKED CAR.
I bought the SUV with 47,000 miles on it and it drove great for about 2 years. I loved the style, comfort and all the bells and whistles that went with it. This vehicle should have lasted more than just 87,000 miles. It is parked now because I can't afford to fix it.
Ford needs to recall these vehicles or at least help with the cost of repairing them.