by dencal26 on Aug 19, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Mercury Mountaineer Premier AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Transmission went at 51K. Bearings, Rotors warped, Calipers froze.
Now the rear makes noise and at 91K I need a transfer case because it leaks and makes steering difficult.
Never again will I buy a Ford.
by seltz9 on Aug 9, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Mercury Mountaineer Convenience AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)
My parents bought this car brand new and gave it to me. They had no problems every, except that back hatch crack that is common, i get it and everything is wrong at 76,000. rain out of gas on I-80 recently because all of a sudden my gas gage doesnt work. my ABS light is always on and my cruise never works. my ac and heat do not work. back riper flew off, tranny is apparently going out, loud metal clinking, stereo bass and treble dont work, speaker goes in and out, leather had been cracked since day 1. i love this car cause i know what it was like brand new and have kept us safe but i offically hate it too
by Mountaineer on Oct 7, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Mercury Mountaineer Premier AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)
Bought this for my wife with 24k miles now it is up to 58k miles. Sure there have been a few things wrong but hey we got a warranty. I love the pwr and the ride this thing has when I drive it. It gives you a commanding feel of the road. It has road noise between 40 and 50. Also the rear window hatch cracked, you see it on a lot of Explorers and Mountaineers.
by Jose' on Nov 14, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 Mercury Mountaineer Luxury Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Bought this SUV and within three months the battery died, this made passive alarm go off. After 3 DAYS and $300 the dealership finally made time to rekey it and get it started! 23 months later the tranny goes out with a minimum price of $2,400! Wish I would have saw these reviews sooner.In this economy who can afford to take this kinda loss? Yet after reading all these reviews, I can't afford to keep this thing without a government bailout. I'm going to take a loss and by me a Honda.
by dinger22170 on Mar 8, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 Mercury Mountaineer Convenience AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
bought a 2004 mercury mountaneer in 1- 06 with 26000 miles had a front wheel bearing go out at 35000 miles now at 71000 miles transmission broke i have never towed anything with it the transmission has no dipstick i am very un happy with this vehicals powertrain transmission is very week and this vehical is suppose to have the towing package and is the premiere package with the v-8 and AWD i am not very impressed with mercury will never buy another one
by K on Feb 2, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 Mercury Mountaineer Convenience AWD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
I bought my Mountaineer 10 months ago and I love it. It drives smooth and quite, but recently my car hesitates at stop signs and when shifting gears, so we know what that meant. I was hoping it would fix itself, but no. It started to make a loud vibrated jerking thud when shifting gears. I have 56k miles on it. In a matter of three days it became an inconveince to I won't drive and took it to the dealer I bought it from. The o/d light came on and was blinking. Not sure yet what the problem is but it is transmission related, whether electrical or hydrolic. I love the ride but I don't think I risk buying another Mercury:(
Second-row bucket seats are available on Luxury and Premier models; a tire-pressure monitoring system is now standard on these models. The Advance Trac stability control system is a late-availability option on two-wheel-drive Mountaineers. The upgraded Audiophile sound system with in-dash CD changer is optional on Luxury models, while Convenience models no longer offer a cassette player. Finally, power-adjustable pedals are a new option on the Convenience model.