Mercury Mountaineer owners have reported 9 problems related to alternator/generator/regulator (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Mercury Mountaineer based on all problems reported for the Mountaineer.
I was driving my vehicle and a light came on that said check the charging system, the car's electrical system completely crashed and all the electrical power to the car died and it literally turned off while I was driving it in the middle of the street. Now even with a replaced battery and alternator it will only start with a jump and continues to say the charging system needs to be checked. This is extremely dangerous. What if I were driving on the highway and all of a sudden (with no reduction of speed) the vehicle just turned off and stopped. No electric meant no powersteering, no abs, no air bag sensors etc. . . Very dangerous. I have checked several blogs and sites and I am finding a number of people are having the same charging system issue. I would like to return the company to cover the cost of repairs for this vehicle.
See all problems of the 2008 Mercury Mountaineer.
2002 Mercury Mountaineer stalled out on the highway and had to be towed.
See all problems of the 2002 Mercury Mountaineer.
Mountaineer started to make squeeling sound. I thought it was just the belt squeeling, so I took to local mechanic. Mechanic told me the bearing inside alternator was failing. Car was bought as is from citrus Ford, ontario, CA. There was 30 day warranty, but incident didn't occur until after 30 days was up. Power train warranty was only 3yr. 36,000 mile. The car has less than 56000 miles when alternator bearing went bad. This cost me $256 for the part to be replaced, plus labor.
The problem persisted and concern with stalled vehicle, serviced and problem still continue. These problems elevated to vehicle stalling, the alternator was replaced, there were continuous occurrences of the battery fail/check engine indicator light, vibration when braking, and the torque converter locked. The consumer requested a new lease and or early termination of the lease.
See all problems of the 2003 Mercury Mountaineer.
Constumer stated that there is a whining noise when turning wheel all the way to the left or right at slow speeds, dealer replaced the alternator.
See all problems of the 1997 Mercury Mountaineer.
If driving through a puddle right front wheel splashes water onto serpetine belt, resulting in temporary loss of power steering control/ alternator charge, and air conditioning. Vehicle has been checked by dealer, who advised consumer that since there was no recall it was not their problem.
While driving alternator malfunctions, causing battery light to illuminate on dashboard. Please provide any further information.
While driving alternator malfunctions, causing battery to go dead. Battery light illuminates on dashboard. Please provdie any further information.
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