Mercury Monterey owners have reported 74 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category).
The contact owns a 2004 Mercury Monterey. The contact stated while driving 40 mph the vehicle stopped moving without any warning. The contact mentioned that the engine was running but she was unable to accelerate. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 40,000.
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Without warning (lights, noises, messages) our 2004 Mercury Monterey, with only 67k miles, would not go into reverse. When we then tried to put it into drive, it would not go forward. When switched back to reverse, it then went forward! luckily our service garage is only a few blocks away. . . . So it only took us a couple of hours to get it there. Mechanic found magnet in tray covered with not only metal shavings, but also larger chunks of metal. Luckily this happened in our alley, so there were no traffic issues to deal with and no one got hurt.
We were driving our 2004 Mercury Monterey with only 50,000 miles on it, doing about 40 mph when all of a sudden, without any warning signs, the rpms increased and the vehicle stopped accelerating. It acted like it was in neutral. We were able to drift off the road onto the shoulder and discovered we had lost all the gears in our van. Thank god no one was hurt, but the 4 adults and 3 children under 2 were stranded on the side of a road in the middle of nowhere 3 1/2 hours from home.
On Saturday July 2, 2011 we were driving our 2004 Mercury Monterey from the upper peninsula of michigan to our home in ohio. My wife, three children, and I thought we had a day of driving ahead of us and then the vacation would be over. Suddenly, without any warning, on the highway near gaylord michigan the engine continued to run but the car was not being pulled forward. All we could do was coast to the side of the road. Our van has only 67,000 miles on it and has never had any kind of transmission problem. There were no check engine or any other warning lights. We had the van towed to a repair shop, and they told us the transmission was bad and that this is a known problem with this Ford Mercury Monterey. Since it was Saturday July 2 we had to wait three days (since Monday was july4th) to even get a quote on a rebuilt transmission. All the rental car companies were also closed until Tuesday. We finally got the car back on Friday July 8th with a rebuilt jasper brand transmission in it for a cost of $3,422 plus a hotel, tow, rental car, etc. Through research on the internet I have found that many other people have had this same problem with Ford freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans.
I have a Mercury Monterey which nearly got my wife and I killed by a rear-end collision. It just all of a sudden died no power nothing just like all these other complaints of transmissions malfunctions. I am on social security and need my vehicle I stopped my daughter in law from driving it she has 4 children and her some where losing power with those children is not a good thing I will go visit the Mercury dealership this week to see what they say. I still owe 2 years of payments on this vehicle and can not afford to buy another vehicle.
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Driving on highway. Sudden loss of all forward motion. The engine did not turn off, just sounded like it was in neutral. Changing of gears had no response. Since the, all parts have been replaced and still no response.
I was driving a 2005 Mercury Monterey minivan and lost power. The engine continues to run but I cannot go anywhere. This has not happened with this vehicle before. Have not replaced anything yet, as this just happened today - easter Sunday April 24, 2011.
20004 Mercury montery driving on highway on cruise control at 67mph when vehicle lost power drifted to lane that was closed to traffic due to highway construction and avoided being hit by traffic traveling behind me had to be towed to a Ford/Mercury dealership. Was informed that it was the transmission and needed to be replaced at a cost of $3500. 00 I am an 80yr. Old women with no other driver and have less than 40,000 miles on this van and feel that this should not have happened. Also feel that there should be some warrenty but was told that there is not st. Louis,missouri.
I was traveling down the highway when I lost all forward power to the van. Had the van towed and was told the toque coverer had failed and would need to replace the transmission .
Transmission problems: I own a mercurey Monterey 2004 van. I purchased it used in July 2008 and in December the transmission stopped working. I did have an extended warranty so it was repaired but not replaced or rebuilt. I don't know why they did not replace the transmission since there were so many complaints. In February 2011 I hadthe same problem happen again while traveling on the highway. It just stopped and I veered off the highway, had it towed. Well this time I had the option of getting the same thing done or rebiuild it. The only problem is the extended warranty has expired so I had to choose to have it repaired. That repair cost me 1700. 00. The job as before is only good for 12,000 miles. Ido quite a bit of traveling. Has there been any resolution to all the complaints that have been made. Please let me know. Thanks for your attention to this complaint.
On Feb 7, 2011,after exiting i10, I stopped my 2005 Monterey van at my grandson's home. As I restarted I backed out and switched to forward gear. As I pressed the accelerator, nothing happened. I tried all gears and same result. Checking google, I found out that this has happened to thousands of 2005 Monterey vans and Mercury/Ford has done nothing to rectify this major problem with the transmission. My dealership quoted me a price of over$2,100 to fix. I believe that this is Ford's bill and I shouldn't be responsiible for their extremely poor engineering.
I have a 2004 Mercury Monterey was driving and all the sudden transmission went out without warning. No warning lights or other shifting problems. Very hazardous. They want 4 to 6000. 00 to repair this is definitely a Ford problem and should be repaired by them. I could have been killed and my passengers only by the grace of god we weren't.
I was on my way home after picking up my 2 granddaughters and my car just lost all movement. The motor was running but when I tried to accelerate it would not move forward. I was able to coast to the bottom of the hill, where luckily there was turnoff lane. I called for assistance and then had to be towed. The girls were scared to death, I guess just knowing that we weren't able to go, it was dark and we were on a busy highway. The mechanic has informed me that it is the transmission. My car is a 2004 Mercury Monterey, only 77,000 miles. It has never given me any trouble. This has been quite an inconvenience, especially since I work everyday and it is going to be quite an expense to replace, last quote was 2600. 00, which is not easy to come by given the economy. After reading over 100 complaints from others sharing the same experience, I feel this is definitely something that needs to be investigated. I guess we were lucky that an accident did not occur, given the circumstances under which this happened.
Repeated engine stalling due to defective power control module.
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My family and I were traveling down a rural road when our 2004 Mercury Monterey just lost its power to move. The engine was still running but when I pushed on the gas we didn't have any response and we coasted to the side of the road out in the country away from everything and everyone. Our cell phone had no signal so I had to walk three miles to get my signal on the cell phone to be able to call for help while my wife and grandson waited in the van until I returned. I had to get the van pulled 35 miles back home and it is still setting because no one knows why it quit moving and what to do about it. I tried all gears and none of them work.
I own a 1994 Mercury Monterey minivan and the transmission went out with no warning while driving on a narrow road with no shoulder. I had nowhere to go except the ditch. My van has under 73000 miles on it and this is the second major repair to the transmission in less than 5 months. Something is very wrong with the Mercury Monterey transmissions as evidenced by the large number of reports of failure and the fact that a class action lawsuit was approved against Ford for this exact problem>.
Without any warning our 2004 Mercury Monterey had drivetrain issues. We were at a red light and when we went to accelerate the van did not move. We turned it off and waited a few minutes the started it back up. We were then able to park it along the road before the transmission started to not work again. We now are not sure as what to do about it. We can not afford to put money not it to have it repaired. After reading here and on line this seems to be a issue with Ford. We called Ford and they said to take it to a dealer and have it looked at. I first went to the dealership and they said it would be $75. 00 per hour to look at it with a window of 1 to 3 hour cost. And 1 hour minimum fee.
Had transaxle repaired in 2009 for $2,500. Transaxel was replaced. Driving home from nashville to knoxville last night transaxel went out at 70 mph. Had to coast to a stop. Was smoking when pulled over.
Driving on the highway in our 2004 Mercury Monterey, the car acted like it went into neutral and had to be coasted onto the shoulder. There was no warning light or indication of any mechanical problem beforehand. After taking it to the dealership, they declared it was a problem with the transmission. All required maintenance had been done on the vehicle. The vehicle is currently at the dealership.
The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Monterey. While driving approximately 65 mph when the vehicle stalled; however, he was able to drive onto the emergency lane and shut the engine off. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where he was informed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 62,000. The VIN was unavailable.
My son was driving my 2005 Mercury Monterey with his 2 year old and 9 year old in the van down a very busy road at approximately 50mph when all of a sudden the van's engine started racing and all power was lost. He was forced to get off the road with no power. Once off the road he checked all gears and nothing worked. We had to get it towed to our house to await going to the shop on Monday. Now that I have looked online I see that there are hundreds of claims about a faulty transmission that you are currently investigating. Our van did exactly what happened and almost cause a major accident with my son and two grandkids.
Driving home from west side of state to east sideof state and had cruise control on. Had my 2 year old, 4 year old and 5 year old and wife in car. Engine was at 2300rpm and around 65mph. Cruise control was engaging power to maintain 65mph and then rpm flared up to 4000rpm and all loss of power. I was on freeway and barely was able to pull over. Was half on shoulder and part on white lane marker. Could not get car to drive off lane. People were honking and was worried that we would get hit. Could not get kids out of car because of dangerous objects from moving car tires passing by. I have no power in reverse drive, second or 1st. Its like being in neutral with engine revving and no movement. Please advise.
2004 Mercury Monterey has had power train automatic transmission replaced twice and only has about 67,000 miles on it.
On July 23th 2010, I was driving my 2005 Mercury Monterey up an incline then all of a sudden the vehicle went to a brief acceleration. I let go of the acceleration pedal , then went to accelerate again, I had no power. The engine would rev but it was not engaged to the transmission. Luckily I was a able to coast down the hill and pull off to a safe spot. I had the vehicle towed and was told the transmission had went. I had the Ford dealership install a new transmission in the vehicle. The vehicle had 55,000 miles on it. The vehicle before then showed no signs of transmission trouble. After further research I noticed there has been multiple complaints regarding the same issue.
Driving down route 3 virginia. . . Car stopped having forward propulsion. Had to have it towed 65 dollars. And then to shop. . They are saying 3500 + for replacement. Transmission - needed at less then 65,000 miles.
The contact owns a 2004 Mercury Monterey. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph the vehicle suddenly stop accelerating. The contact was able to drive the vehicle onto the emergency lane and call a tow truck. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic who stated that the transmission was destroyed. The manufacturer stated that since there were no recalls, or related warranties that there was nothing that they could do. The contact was concerned about the safety risk as well as the possibility that a crash could occur. The failure mileage was 40,000.
Own a 2004 Mercury Monterey with a rebuilt tranny when bought. 3 young kids under age 3. Transmission just went while driving with all 3 kids. Thank god no-one was hurt! this is a known problem. Why is there no recall????.
My wife was driving my 2004 Mercury Monterey around the perimeter of our local mall. Suddenly the van slowed, and she noticed the tachometer showed the rpms increasing as the pressed the accelerator. The van stopped dead. She had to call me to push the van into a parking space until we could have it towed the following day. The could have been extremely dangerous in traffic. I have a handicapped 19 year old daughter, and rely on this van for her transportation, so on top of the safety issue, this is a tremendous inconvenience for us.
We have a 2004 Mercury Monterey with a little over 50k miles and my husband was traveling out of state and after a few hours of driving on the highway the transmission stopped working. He is now stranded in another state 5 hours from home and 6 hours from his destination with 3 children. Something has to be done about this.
While driving my daughter to school this morning, I felt like the accelerator seemed to slip, I had to stop for a bus stop as this happened. When the bus moved and I could go I pushed the gas and the engine revved but the car wouldn't move. There were numerous cars behind me on a narrow two lane road. Fortunately a gentleman offered to push me off the road, I thought I was going to have to have a twelve year old boy get behind the wheel so I could push the van off the road. I had to have the van towed home, and am currently trying to figure out what to do. I just had to have the compressor and fan replaced on this vehicle. This is just one more problem in a long line of problems I have had with this van. This is the worst car I have ever owned. Based on the complaints I've now found on this van same year and model I believe my next step is to contact my senator, this ranks right up there with the Toyota recalls. I'm frankly very surprised there have been no recalls yet for this lemon. I thought I was just unlucky but I see I'm far from the only one suffering from these problems. By the way this van has approximately 94k miles. Not what I would call high mileage.
Going up a hill (56 mph zone) on a clear sunny day, light traffic. On the way down our 2004 Mercury Monterey van was placed into cruise control. After a minute rpm shot up and lost momentum, coasted to right shoulder, all of the transmission fluid spilled over the road and into other vehicles. First occurrence, no warning, no accident due to light traffic. Stranded about 40 miles away from home vehicle towed to a dealership. Transmission replaced.
The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Monterey. While driving at approximately 30 mph during rainy and snowy weather conditions, the vehicle suddenly lost power. He had to take his foot off the brake and roll backward to get into the emergency lane. The vehicle was then towed to a dealership where it was located at the time of the complaint. The dealer advised the contact that the transmission needed to be replaced. The contact had not called the manufacturer in regards to the failure. The contact is unable to provide a vehicle identification number at the time of the complaint. The failure and current mileages were approximately 54,000.
The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Monterey. While driving at approximately 35 mph, the vehicle began stuttering and shifting hard. The vehicle was taken to a transmission center where the contact was informed that the failure was caused by the automatic transmission which needed to be replaced. The mechanic pulled the pan from the transmission and found copper shavings attached to the magnet area. The vehicle was repaired at the transmission center. When the contact called the manufacturer, he was told that he was responsible for the repair costs. The failure mileage was 89,048.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Power Train problems||
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||
|Transmission Noise problems||
|Automatic Transmission Control Module problems||
|Transmission Not Engage problems||
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||
|Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problems||