Mercury Mountaineer owners have reported 14 problems related to door latch (under the latches/locks/linkage 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.
The contact owns a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer. The driver's side door would not close. The failure began when the weather was cold and then occurred during hot temperatures. Currently, the failure is constant, which causes the door ajar warning light to remain illuminated. The interior dome light remains illuminated as well. No repairs have been made and the dealer has not been notified. The failure mileage was 80,000.
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: the contact stated recall letter # 02s28 was received regarding the seat belt. When the vehicle was taken to a service dealer to replace seat belt bolt, the contact requested to have a remote door opener installed on the vehicle, as well. While the service dealer was attempting to install the remote door opener, there were problems programming the remote which resulted in a malfunction of the driver side door. The driver door would not lock or unlock. The contact expressed unhappiness with the long wait and the run around from the dealer in repairing the vehicle.
See all problems of the 1998 Mercury Mountaineer.
Driver door locks driver in.
See all problems of the 1999 Mercury Mountaineer.
Driver's side door failed to open either by the automatic lock, pulling door handle from the inside or rolling the window down and pulling the handle from the outside. Warranty was extended to assist with repairs, but did not include all consumers.
Consumer cannot open the rear passenger door from the inside of the vehicle. Consumer made contact with the dealership on four separate occasions, but the problem is still recurring.
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Rear side interior door handles will not work . Rear side doors from the inside will not open. I have taken to dealer 5 plus times. Each time the doors have been supposedly fixed, only to fail weeks and months later.
See all problems of the 2001 Mercury Mountaineer.
The internal door lock mechanism located in the rear doors broke. The handle to the locks would not open or close. The dealership was aware of the problem. The consumer stated that this failure occurred under normal use and could be a problem in future Mountaineers.
1998 Mercury Mountaineer. Automatic door locks will not unlock. This also causes a problem when trying to unlock the vehicle with the key(won't unlock). He handles brake when trying to get out of car. I was stuck in my car at the post office today and had to climb out of the window to get out. Thank god this was not an emergency situation and kids were not with me.
I bought my vehicle about 3 years ago. It had 60,000 on the odometer. The back windshield wiper never worked, and does once in a while and the radio light never stays on. Once in a while it will show the station or the time. My drivers side door handle has always been loose. My engine light came on a year after I got it and it will not go off. It say egr flow insufficient and yet I have replaced all of those and had the computer reset. The passenger side door does not lock unless I lock it by hand and then you can't open it. The back seats sometimes lock and other times won't. My seat was recalled and I took it, and now it is broken. These cars are not made very well and I think we should get letters on the recalls. I haven't received but one letter and I took it immediately, but I see there have been other recalls and I wasn't notified. What should I do now?.
I have a 1998 Mercury Mountaineer. Have driven this vehicle since Nov. 1999. Have several complaints with vehicle. Rear wiper has worked about 20% of the entire time I have owned vehicle. It does not work at present and has not worked for over two years. Got tired of trying to have it repaired. Lights on stereo has been going off and on since I have owned the vehicle. Sometimes light will stay off for a week. After playing a cd in the cd player (not changer), cd becomes very hot and it usually destroys cd. Driver's side door lock did not work for about a year and then started working. Something fell out or broke off of the passenger side door and door lock will not lock automatically. Power antenna started not going down completelyabout two weeks ago and now will not work at all even though power is still going to it because you can hear the motor. Have had all recalls done on vehicle except the bolt replaced on driver's side seat. There have been about four recalls on vehicle since I have owned it. Power lock on rear door will not unlock unless you use the key. It would seem that there is some major electrical problems with vehicle. This should have been checked on these vehicles long ago.
Consumer noticed vehicle's rear door locks jammed. Passenger unable to unlock to get out. Dealer was contacted and replaced locks. Mr.
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Driver door lock will only unlock, have replaced and still fails. Rear and pass. L/u button still control entire lock circuit.
See all problems of the 1997 Mercury Mountaineer.
Both rear door latches can not be released from inside vehicle. First right rear failed and about six months later left rear failed. Necessary to roll down windows to reach outside for door handle or have front seat passenger get out and open rear door. Child proof locks checked and verified selected to normal operating position. Have never selected child lock out position as we do not have any children. Have been told many Ford explorer owners have experienced same problem. This is potentially a serious situation if rear set passengers are unable open their doors without the aid of others. I have no idea what it will cost to have this repaired as I haven't been to a dealer yet.
Rear passenger side doors cannot be opened from inside. Whenever the door is locked or unlocked this would happen.