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Automatic Transmission Problems of Mercury Monterey - part 1



Mercury Monterey owners have reported 74 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category).

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Mercury Monterey 1
Failure Date: 08/31/2011

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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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Mercury Monterey 2
Failure Date: 08/25/2011

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.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Mercury Monterey 3
Failure Date: 07/13/2011

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.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Mercury Monterey 4
Failure Date: 07/02/2011

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.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Mercury Monterey 5
Failure Date: 06/09/2011

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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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Mercury Monterey 6
Failure Date: 04/27/2011

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.


car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Mercury Monterey 7
Failure Date: 04/24/2011

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.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Mercury Monterey 8
Failure Date: 03/28/2011

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.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Mercury Monterey 9
Failure Date: 03/26/2011

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 .

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Mercury Monterey 10
Failure Date: 02/23/2011

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.


 
car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Mercury Monterey 11
Failure Date: 02/07/2011

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.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Mercury Monterey 12
Failure Date: 12/16/2010

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.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Mercury Monterey 13
Failure Date: 12/10/2010

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.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Mercury Monterey 14
Failure Date: 11/28/2010

Repeated engine stalling due to defective power control module.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Mercury Monterey 15
Failure Date: 11/15/2010

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.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Mercury Monterey 16
Failure Date: 11/12/2010

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>.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Mercury Monterey 17
Failure Date: 10/20/2010

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.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Mercury Monterey 18
Failure Date: 10/14/2010

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.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Mercury Monterey 19
Failure Date: 10/02/2010

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.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Mercury Monterey 20
Failure Date: 10/01/2010

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.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Mercury Monterey 21
Failure Date: 08/29/2010

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.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Mercury Monterey 22
Failure Date: 08/29/2010

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.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Mercury Monterey 23
Failure Date: 08/06/2010

2004 Mercury Monterey has had power train automatic transmission replaced twice and only has about 67,000 miles on it.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Mercury Monterey 24
Failure Date: 07/23/2010

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.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Mercury Monterey 25
Failure Date: 07/22/2010

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.