Automatic Transmission problems of the 2005 Mercury Montego

13 problems related to automatic transmission have been reported for the 2005 Mercury Montego. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2005 Mercury Montego based on all problems reported for the 2005 Montego.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 1
Failure Date: 05/11/2011

Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Mercury Montego. The contact stated while driving the vehicle was jerking badly causing him to pull to the side of the road. The engine was turned off and on until it reset itself. The vehicle was then driven to a mechanic shop who ran a diagnostic test and a road test on the vehicle. They informed the contact they needed to replace the transmission. The mechanic shop replaced the transmission at a cost of $3947. The dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 54,995. . . . Mw.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 2
Failure Date: 04/14/2011

The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Montego. While driving approximately 60 mph the vehicle began to jerk forward and decelerate while depressing the accelerator pedal. The contact also stated the vehicle would suddenly begin to accelerate normally. The failure occurred intermittently at highway speeds. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the transmission valve body was replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 3
Failure Date: 10/09/2010

The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Montego. The transmission light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the transmission needed to replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that someone would get back with her. The contact was awaiting the call back when the complaint was filed. The current mileage was 48,856. The.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 4
Failure Date: 07/26/2010

The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Montego. The contact stated that while driving, the vehicle began to jerk and knock and when she depressed the accelerator pedal, the speed would not increase. Also when she attempted to brake, the vehicle would not slow down and at times would actually speed up. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that the throttle body and transmission had to be replaced at her expense. The vehicle had not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 77,000.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 5
Failure Date: 07/24/2010

I own a 2005 Mercury Montego that has been a constant downward spiral. Approx. 3 months ago, I had to replace the vehicles transmission,because I was told by Ford that they do not sell the tools or parts to replace anything in it, the whole transmission had to be replaced. Approx. 1 week ago, I was sitting at a traffic light and my car revved up to approx. 3500 rpm and pushed my car forward into traffic. I then traveled about a mile down the road and the car started bucking and engine fail safe mode was activated on the dash, along with a small wrench symbol on the message board. I then checked the owners manual where it said it was for the throttle control, and transmission. I immediately called the shop where the transmission was put in, and was told to bring the car there immediately. While on my way to the shop the same day, numerous times I would push the accelerator and the car would do nothing, it would not go at all and then would accelerate after approx. 5 seconds. I eventually made it to the shop where the car was placed on a computer that said there were no codes coming up for the warning that came on. After already spending $4,000 on a transmission, again I spent another $200 to change all of the spark plugs and clean out the throttle control box, which has done absolutely nothing for the problems with the vehicle. In January 2010, I called my dealer to set an appointment to have my transmission fluid changed as a maintenance call, and was told that Ford does not recommend that you change your fluid until 150,000 miles, is that normal? why are all of these transmission going bad, and why are these vehicles accelerating by themselves? nobody seems to have answers for any of these questions. Why are these not being recalled like toyotas were? are you guys waiting for people to die because of this, will that get your attention? this is obviously a computer issue within the car,same system that is in Toyota's. Do something about it, before someone's hurt!.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 6
Failure Date: 03/26/2010

I recently had to replace my transmission replaced in my 2005 Mercury Montego due to inter problems within - I went on line and there are hundreds of complaints about the same problem with the transmissions in Ford and Mercury cars. I took my car in and was told there is no recall - I took my car to have it fixed and my mechanic tried to get parts, and a manual to have it fixed but Ford would not sell him anything to fix the transmission. Before I go further we first took it to the Ford dealership to see how muchit would cost they said it would start about 4,000 dollars we could not afford that and took it to a transmission place and it was finally fixed after being in the shop 14 day due to the fact that he could not get parts or anything from the Ford parts department. He finally had to get a total different transmission for the car. I contacted Ford in dearborn, michigan a few times and only got the response - sorry there is nothing we can do because there is no recalls - I feel like screaming that with a transmission that would make you feel like you are riding a bucking bronco and then it would shift to another grear and then just idle in the middle of the street and you would think great it's going to just stop and someone is going to run into the back of me and worst the side of the car - if that isn't a safety issue I don't know what is - please check into this go online and check the complaints -also, the car only has 61,000 miles on it and that is the complaints from others online. Yet Ford will do nothing to address the issue or even say there is a major problem.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 7
Failure Date: 03/01/2010

2005 Mercury Montego has close to 90k miles. Kept in great condition but the transmission is giving same signs as reported many times on this thread. Jerking between gears and kicking back really hard. The company will hear us if we join together we're learning that with Toyota. Let's get together and fight this one. . It's not fair!!!! facebook me [xxx] and let's get a plan. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

car   Automatic Transmission problem 8
Failure Date: 01/25/2010

The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Montego. The contact stated the vehicle would intermittently jerk when driving at any speed. Also the vehicle would not respond when the accelerator pedal was engaged. The failures recurred intermittently whenever the vehicle was warmed up. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was told the transmission valve body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 60,000.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 9
Failure Date: 01/16/2009

Montego cvt transmission sticksâ  sometimes when you hit the gas,and sometimes go into safety modeâ  took it to the dealer they said no codes where found . I think someone should put some presser on Ford for them to look into this matter.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 10
Failure Date: 11/14/2008

My name is andre and I am a former employee of the Ford assembly plant that was in hazelwood missouri. I have been trying to contact someone to help me in a terrible situation. I bought a 2005 Mercury Montego because I fell in love with the car, and up until now, not only am I disappointed but very unsatisfied with my car and Ford auto company. I was driving my car one night and it would not go forward, the more I press the accelerator the more it did not move. I had to pull over to the side of the road. My car would not go into forward or reverse. The next day I had it towed to paul creame Ford to be checked. Rick called me back and told me that I need a complete transmission and it would cost $6,000. 00, (before they even checked it out. ) I then proceeded to call or who I thought was Ford the manufacturer to see if they would stand behind their vehicle. Yes, I am over the manufacturer warrantee but only by 1,763 miles, in other words I have 37,693 mile on my car. They contacted the dealership and the dealership contact me, and told me that would only pay part of it and that they would not know the price until they check the vehicle out. A few days had pass and the dealer called my and said, " it cost $5,500. 00 to rebuild your transmission and Ford will only pay $3,500. " rick also said that I would be responsible of the rest. I called Ford back and spoke to a supervisor and basically stated that they would not and will not over turn that decision. I have been trying to contact allan mullany, and benny fowler but have had no success. I feel that my car has a manufacturing defect that is the reason I need a transmission and I also feel that $5,500 is a outrageous price to pay for a transmission for any vehicle. My concern is that Ford will not or wont stand behind their cars. I need help in getting this matter resolved.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 11
Failure Date: 08/14/2008

While driving down the freeway at about 50 mph I went to accelerate and the transmission sputtered and then tried to downshift but instead locked up and caused the cars front tires to squeal and a rapid slow down. This failure occurs anytime I try to accelerate to pass a vehicle. With careful driving I can minimize it but am not able to accelerate very well. Dealership has told me to replace the transmission at my cost.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 12
Failure Date: 07/14/2008

My 2005 Mercury Montego with just over 18, 000 miles suddenly went dead, while partially pulled out in traffic. It was traced to the cvt transmission. No harm occurred, but I am going to get rid of the car. I also noticed info on the internet with cvt problems. I see too that Ford pulled out the cvt transmissions on its new models for the sable (which was the Montego) and taurus. I had to pay just over $1900 on this repair--which I do not believe is fair, as it appears to be a defect with the cvt.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 13
Failure Date: 01/31/2005

Purchased vehicle in Jan. 05 seat belt replaced in Jan transmission replaced in Feb. 05 and a valve replaced due to check engine warning fuel pump replaced in Aug. 05, now have trouble starting car.

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