11 problems related to accelerator pedal have been reported for the 1997 Mercury Mountaineer. The most recently reported issues are listed below.
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.
Gas pedal keeps sticking, and it is too hard to stop vehicle due to brake failure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Accelerator too close to brake pedal, vehicle speeds up when applying brake in a panic situation, results in an accident.
Accelerator too close to brake pedal, vehicle speeds up when applying brake in a panic situation, results in accident.
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.
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.
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.