2002 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4.6L V8 from North America
Junk, don't buy one
ABS Light came on.
All dash warning lights started coming on.
Check engine light now on.
The car was fine other than a couple weird sounds, groaning sounds, weird chirpy noise, we ignored those. Then at 43,000 miles, the ABS light came on. Took it to Ford, they tell me the ABS module is bad and needs replaced. I told them it was making a grinding noise, I thought it sounded more like bearings. They assured me the car was SAFE to drive because I was not willing to pay the $975 for the new ABS module. Asked Ford for after warranty adjustment as I've owned 10 brand new Fords since driving and am probably the MOST brand loyal person you'd ever find, they basically told me to SHOVE IT!. So the day after we pick up the car, my wife said EVERY light started going on and off on the dash. Called the dealer and told them if the car was mis-diagnosed and it is really NOT safe to drive, they will get such a lawsuit. So they had me bring it back. Surprise, nothing wrong with the ABS at all, the $975 would have been a waste of money, it was some kind of wiring problem. Took them a week to find it, but given they mis-diagnosed, they gave me a car to drive and covered it under warranty!!! We've had it back a week, now the check engine light is on. Last Ford I will ever own.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th September, 2004
22nd Jun 2006, 14:24
I have a 97 Mountaineer. I bought it and after about 70K miles the ABS light came on. They said the ABS moduel under the seat had shorted out and they replaced it. Then I picked it up an all looked good. I drove it home about 3 miles. Then the rainy day I was driving to work when the ABS light came on again. I was negotiating a turn and pressed the break when the ABS went out and the Mountaineer slid off the road and I hit a big stone wall. Unfortunitally it wasn't enough to total the car. So it was repaired and hasn't felt right since. They replaced the ABS box again and go figure it fried again. The third time I took it to another place and they found a wire that was shorting out against the fire wall and burning out the box. Nice huh? So I feel your pain.