2002 Mercury Mountaineer AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
A/C, rear axle bearings and seals, broken coil springs in the rear end( remember the sable recall?) rear hub assemblings, left and right rear window regulars, right rear view mirror, both front rotors replaced(that is a classic ford) rear hatch problems, that was recalled, differential noise......now I think I have bad front axel bearings. An unbelievable list of mechanical failures. All of this happened between 75000 and 88000 miles. I will not be a return customer of Ford. My next SUV will be a 4Runner, Pilot or a Sequoia.
Nice quite ride, smooth.when there was nothing wrong with it.
Suggested improvements is the hardest for me to answer. Where does one start? The list of failures; these failures are of serious nature. This is not 100,000 mile vehicle, or for the matter a 75,000 mile. Start over Ford, truly a shameful product.