Accelerator Pedal problems of the 1997 Mercury Mountaineer

11 problems related to accelerator pedal have been reported for the 1997 Mercury Mountaineer. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Accelerator Pedal problem 1
Failure Date: 01/18/2005

While driving 50 mph the consumer felt something under h is foot snap. The consumer lost speed, pulled over to the side of the road, to discover the bolt holding the accelerator pedal had fallen off. The consumer was able to drive the vehicle in order to have the repair done.

car   Accelerator Pedal problem 2
Failure Date: 03/20/2002

Gas pedal keeps sticking, and it is too hard to stop vehicle due to brake failure.

car   Accelerator Pedal problem 3
Failure Date: 09/05/2001

Accelerator pedal is too close to brake pedal. This causes sudden acceleration when applying brake pedal because both pedals are being applied. Appointment for dealer has been made.

car   Accelerator Pedal problem 4
Failure Date: 04/15/2000

Throtle sticks in the closed position. Similar to NHTSA recall number 00v422. When throttle closed, sticks, causing the vehicle to jump. Came close to hitting car in front. Dealer refused to replace at dealers expense.

car   Accelerator Pedal problem 5
Failure Date: 08/17/1999

Accelerator pedal is to close to the brake pedal. Three different drivers of my vechicle have accidently hit the accelerator while braking. This has caused one accident with 0 property damage however the other driver is claiming $12,000 in injuries.

car   Accelerator Pedal problem 6
Failure Date: 05/01/1999

Distance between gas and brake pedal is only an inch and half. This caused two major accidents, and 2 minor crashes. Please provide further information.

car   Accelerator Pedal problem 7
Failure Date: 03/26/1999

Accelerator too close to brake pedal, vehicle speeds up when applying brake in a panic situation, results in an accident.

car   Accelerator Pedal problem 8
Failure Date: 03/26/1999

Accelerator too close to brake pedal, vehicle speeds up when applying brake in a panic situation, results in accident.

car   Accelerator Pedal problem 9
Failure Date: 07/18/1998

As consumer depressed the brake pedal to come to a stop, consumer's foot also rested on the accelerator pedal causing consumer to rear end another vehicle. Consumer feels the design of the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal are too close. If consumer has wide feet it could cause misapplication on the pedal, resulting in an accident.

car   Accelerator Pedal problem 10
Failure Date: 10/30/1997

The gas and brake pedals are so close together that when brakes are applied in an panic stop driver steps on the accelerator also. The dealer has not been notified.

car   Accelerator Pedal problem 11

While traveling engine will hesitate or stop momentarily when vehicle is slowing or starting to accelerate. Mercury knows of the problem, but doesn't know how to fix it. . Et.

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