Steering Column Problems of Mercury Mountaineer
Mercury Mountaineer owners have reported 14 problems linked to steering column (under the steering category).
#1 - Steering Column problem of the 2002 Mercury Mountaineer
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 4M2DU86E42_. While attempting to put the vehicle in park, the gear shifter snapped in half. It is currently attached by just a wire. The vehicle is currently stuck in reverse, and the key is stuck in the ignition. It snapped off from the housing unit, part of the bolt is left in the gear shifter and the rest is inside the steering column. The battery had to be disconnected, since unable to take the key out. It was 02/05/12 when this steering column issue occurred.
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#2 - Steering Column problem of the 2003 Mercury Mountaineer
The car involved was a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer. The VIN of the problem Mountaineer is 4M2DU86W53_. I attempted to put my vehicle in reverse so I could pull out of a parking space. When I did this, the transmission level broke right off. The vehicle, since it is full-time awd, cannot be moved or towed since all the wheels are engaged in park. The metal holding the transmission lever to the steering column sheared off which I can only consider to be a grave safety risk if the vehicle was in motion and this happened. The failure date was 10/09/2011.
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#3 - Steering Column problem of the 2003 Mercury Mountaineer
I have a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer. I just recently found out from a mechanic that the racket pinion steering column is leaking and the mechanic feels it is a manufacturer defect. I have contacted Ford and they will not even look at it. This issue happened on Sep. 13, 2008.
#4 - Steering Column problem of the 2003 Mercury Mountaineer
The vehicle was a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer. The VIN of the car is 4M2ZU86W13_. Gear shift lever (prndl) snapped off of steering column when shifting into park from a dead stopped position. This steering column issue occurred Thursday, December 10, 2009.
#5 - Steering Column problem of the 2002 Mercury Mountaineer
The car involved was a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer. The VIN of the car is 4M2ZU86E72_. The vehicle transmission slipped, jumped and made clunking noises. The steering column locked up. The rear hatch fell onto the consumers head which resulted in retinal detachment and balance trouble. Pe04045. Pco. This issue happened on 11/20/01.
#6 - Steering Column problem of the 2002 Mercury Mountaineer
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 4M2ZU86E72_. Problems with vehicle's transmission at various speeds. The engine remained slipping, jumping, and making noises, the rear window did not hold and fell on the consumers head, the steering column locks, the fuel engine read empty and the light was on, the interior coat hooks had come out of the walls, and the transmission was jumping, clunking, and slipping. Dup of 10022342_pco. This steering column issue occurred Tuesday, November 20, 2001.
#7 - Steering Column problem of the 2002 Mercury Mountaineer
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer. I went to shift my car into reverse and the stick shift located next to steering wheel came off in my hand, went to dealer and the part was $800. 00 for the whole steering column, the part that broke was a small piece holding the stick, but dealer said it had to replace all of it. Since I could not afford that amount I searched for a used part and everyone said it was very common on these cars and I finally found one for $200. 00 but have not had it installed due to costs. And to add to my problems I was driving on the freeway and the od light starts to flicker and after numerous calls and researching the problem was told that it is the transmission and would probably need to repair/replace and that it is a common problem with these cars. This steering column problem happened on 08/25/2008.
#8 - Steering Column problem of the 2002 Mercury Mountaineer
The vehicle is a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer. Shifting gears from reverse to drive when gear shifter broke off in my hand leaving car stuck in reverse with no way of changing gears. Had to have complete steering column replaced because column is not designed to let you replace the broken part only. Had to search for the part in junk yards and all the columns that could be found in junkyards had the same trouble broken off shifter. Had to order a new steering column and I do have the old column and receipts. It was Dec. 28, 2009 when this steering column issue occurred.
#9 - Steering Column problem of the 2002 Mercury Mountaineer
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 4M2ZU66W72_. Gear stuck in park. Upon release gear shift broke from steering column. $2000 in repair/damage. Unable to find used part as it is sells quickly due to this being a common problem. This steering column issue occurred Thursday, February 18, 2010.
#10 - Steering Column problem of the 2002 Mercury Mountaineer
The car was a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer. Gear shift lever broke out of steering column. Totally broken metal piece. The failure date was 05/20/2010.
#11 - Steering Column problem of the 2002 Mercury Mountaineer
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 4M2ZU86E22_. My husband has a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer & we were dropping his niece off at home, pulled into the driveway, put the car in park & she got out. When he tried to put the car into reverse, we heard a snap, & the gear shifter was hanging down. He pulled the rubber covering off & found that a metal piece right inside the gears shift assembly completely broke off. We had no way of putting the car in gear so we had to call a tow truck to tow us home & the car has been sitting for the past 3 days. We have had to rent a car while we are trying to get it repaired & just found out today that Ford wants us to buy a whole new steering column assembly for $1,300! so on top of the rental car fee we are paying, we need to find another $1,300 to fix his car. I have been looking online to see if anyone else has had the same problem, & the forums I've come across have all had the exact same problem, & the pictures are exactly what happened to our car also! I think this is a defect for the Ford/Mercury vehicles that need to be inspected. Seems the metal used in that particular part is either too weak or maybe has been compromised in some way. I don't know!. It was Monday, Sep. 6, 2010 when this steering column issue happened.
#12 - Steering Column problem of the 2002 Mercury Mountaineer
The vehicle was a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer. The vehicle is a 2002 Mercury moutaineer. The contact stated that the gear shift handle broke off when she attempted to shift into drive. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the steering column needed to be replaced. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that there were no related recalls. The vehicle had not been repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The current and failure mileages were approximately 166,000. This problem occurred on Tuesday, October 19, 2010.
#13 - Steering Column problem of the 2000 Mercury Mountaineer
The vehicle involved is a 2000 Mercury Mountaineer. Consumer stated smoke emitted from the steering column while driving. Mr the radio was replaced. This issue happened on 09/01/02.
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#14 - Steering Column problem of the 1999 Mercury Mountaineer
The vehicle is a 1999 Mercury Mountaineer. VIN of the vehicle was PLEASE FIL_. Consumer states that while backing up the vehicle started fish tailing without warning. The steering column started smoking. Dealer notified. Please provide additional information. Ts. It was Sep. 22, 2002 when this steering column issue occurred.
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Other Steering related problems of Mercury Mountaineer:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Steering Column problems||14|
|Steering Tie Rod Assembly problems||4|
|Steering Wheel problems||4|
|Hydraulic Power Assist Steering System problems||3|
|Steering Rack And Pinion problems||3|
|Steering Gear Box problems||2|
|Steering Gear Box Sector Shaft problems||1|
|Steering Wheel Vibrate problems||1|
|Steering Knuckle Spindle problems||1|
|Steering Rod Relay Connection problems||1|
|Lose Power Steering problems||1|