The vehicle is terrible!!
Transmission fluid recall @ 3,000k.
Power steering pump replaced @ 8,000k.
Friction stabilizer added to rear end @ 28,000 to correct a 'grabbing' in the rear end. I asked dealer what happens when I have more rear end problems 20k or so out of factory warranty, they assured me it would be covered because the previous repair would be in the computer. Well guess what, they lied!!
So I have contacted Ford about this problem and have learned there are NUMEROUS vehicles with this same problem! It is obviously a manufacture problem, so why isn't there a recall?! I was told by my dealer it's not a safety issue!! OK so if my rear end locks up & I'm hit from behind, at highway speed, it's not a safety issue? Yeah right!!! I travel with my 3 children to boot!!
I have to contact Ford again and see if they are willing to cover this problem, or at the very least help with the cost of the $1200 repair!!! UGH!!! Ford has came up with a 'special rear axle repair kit' because they have so many of these repairs being done!!! Get this, while on the phone with Ford, the rep mentioned that they have $2500 rebate on Mercury products right now!!! Can you believe that crap?!
I will never buy another Ford product!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th September, 2008