It has serious issues regarding safety
I have had serious electrical issues with the Mountaineer. I have owned it since 2005, and for the past 2 years it has been telling me that my door is always open, even while I'm driving. My door locks lock and unlock while driving, and the interior lights flicker on and off while driving. Sometimes when applying the brake, it does this. I have taken it into be serviced many times for this problem, but they don't seem to know that the issue is.. I have had numerous sensors replaced with no luck.
The stock 6 CD player just stopped working one day, and all of my CDs were stuck inside.
Just a week ago, I had the back glass open, and the whole thing fell off its hinges and shattered. $1,400 just for new glass from the Ford company. Which doesn't include the struts that failed, and the hinges. Overall estimate was for $2,307, and the Ford company is not taking responsibility. And my insurance is only paying for the glass, because they said that it is a manufacturer malfunction.
Also found out that the car has numerous recalls, which could cause serious injury. (e.g - cruise control issues... can make the car catch fire at any time, even while engine is not running)
Has anyone else had these issues???
Overall, I love the car itself, it has lots of room, very comfortable, and handles well for an SUV.
But, it does have some MAJOR issues/recalls that need to be fixed by the Ford company.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th November, 2010