Rear middle seat belt locked and will not extend at about 60,000 miles.
Need new brake discs at about 60,000 miles. I wouldn't say it's a fault, they just wore out. Old discs were very difficult to release because they were corroded to the hubs. Had to use a big hammer!
Intermittent airbag warning lamp came on at about 80,000 miles. It was due to a loose connection under front seat.
Near side lower arm bush wore out at 110,000 miles.
Anti roll bar bushes wore out at 110,000 miles.
Near side front wheel bearing at 120,000 miles.
Front brake discs warped at about 120,000 miles and had to be replaces again.
Near side CV joint at 125,000 miles.
Developed a slight oil like from about 80,000 miles.
Slight corrosion of rear wheel arches. Not serious but worth noting.
Very under rated car. It is so common people think it's not a good car. Handling is great, much better than the Audi 80 I had before this car. In my job, I drive a lot of other cars, but I always look forward to driving the Mondeo.
On the V6 models performance is good with reasonable fuel economy. The engine is very smooth and sounds good if you push the engine. Ford did a good job at balancing ride quality with good handling. But you do notice the heavy engine up front.
If I was to buy a Mondeo again, I would go for the 2.0L petrol or the 2.0L turbo diesel engine.
The interior trim quality could be better. This is an area Ford need to improve on.
Front tyres do not last very long. No more than 15,000 miles. In the 80,000 miles I had the car for, I am always buying new tyres.
Pull away is not as good as it should be. It can bog down a bit before it gets going again. The clutch is heavy and is not recommended for heavy traffic work.
All problems with the car were low cost repairs, and most of them were things that wore out.