Safety Ratings
1998 Mercury Mountaineer
Front Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Number of Recalls6
Number of Complaints234
Number of Investigations7
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 1998 Mercury Mountaineer vehicles

1998 Mercury Mountaineer (8/5/2003)  

Campaign Number: 03V281000

Component Name: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HIGH BACK SEATS, THE UPPER BOLT ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE HIGH BACK SEAT, THAT ATTACHES THE SEAT RECLINER MECHANISM TO THE SEAT BACK FRAME, COULD FRACTURE. IF THE BOLT FRACTURES AND DOES NOT JAM IN THE SEAT BACK FRAME, THE SEAT BACK MAY RECLINE UNTIL IT MAKES CONTACT WITH AN OBJECT BEHIND THE SEAT, SUCH AS THE SECOND ROW SEAT CUSHION.

Defect: THE DRIVER COULD POTENTIALLY LOSE CONTACT WITH THE STEERING WHEEL OR FOOT PEDALS DURING SUCH AN EVENT, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DRIVER SEAT UPPER BOLT WITH A METAL SPACER AND BOLT. IN ADDITION, SEATS WITH TUBULAR BACK FRAMES WILL HAVE THE FULLY THREADED LOWER RECLINER BOLT REPLACED WITH A PARTIALLY THREADED BOLT. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON AUGUST 29, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.

1998 Mercury Mountaineer (12/27/2000)  

Campaign Number: 00V422000

Component Name: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4.0L SOHC ENGINES AND STILL RETAIN THE ORIGINAL THROTTLE BODY (PART NUMBERS 97JF-9E926AB OR 97JF-9E926-AC). SOME OF THE ORIGINAL THROTTLE BODIES INSTALLED ALLOWED A GAP BETWEEN THE PLATE AND BORE TO BE BUILT TOO NARROW. THIS REDUCED CLEARANCE ALLOWED THE ENGINE DEPOSITS NORMALLY PRESENT IN THE THROTTLE BODY TO CONTACT OR BRIDGE THE GAP. IF THE ENGINE DEPOSITS BRIDGED THE GAP BETWEEN THE THROTTLE PLATE AND BORE AND THEN HARDENED, ON THE INITIAL APPLICATION OF THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AFTER THE ENGINE HAS COOLED, THE OPERATOR WOULD NEED TO APPLY ADDITIONAL FORCE TO THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL TO BREAK THE BRIDGE.

Defect: THIS COULD RESULT IN ENGINE SURGE WHEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL BREAKS FREE.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ORIGINAL THROTTLE BODIES.

1998 Mercury Mountaineer (8/21/2000)  

Campaign Number: 00T005000

Component Name: TIRES:TREAD/BELT

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: TIRE DESCRIPTION: FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT, SIZE P235/75R15, PRODUCED AT THE DECATUR, ILLINOIS TIRE PLANT AND ALL FIRESTONE RADIAL ATX AND RADIAL ATX II TIRES, SIZE P235/75R15. OPERATION OF THESE TIRES AT LOW INFLATION PRESSURES, HIGH SPEED, AND IN HOT WEATHER, CAN CONTRIBUTE TO SEPARATION OF THE TIRE TREAD.

Defect: IF THE TREAD SEPARATES FROM THE TIRE, THE DRIVER CAN LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH CAUSING INJURY OR DEATH.

Corrective Action: THE REPLACEMENT/REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM FOR THIS CAMPAIGN EXPIRED ON AUGUST 29, 2001. HOWEVER, CUSTOMERS SHOULD CONTACT FIRESTONE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-465-1904 FOR POSSIBLE ASSISTANCE.

1998 Mercury Mountaineer (6/29/1999)  

Campaign Number: 99V164000

Component Name: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE SECONDARY HOOD LATCH MAY CORRODE AT THE LATCH PIVOT AND STICK IN THE OPEN POSITION.

Defect: IF THIS OCCURS AND THE PRIMARY HOOD LATCH IS EITHER NOT ENGAGED OR IS RELEASED, A HOOD FLY-UP COULD OCCUR.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A SECONDARY HOOD LATCH WITH COMPONENTS THAT ARE COATED PRIOR TO ASSEMBLY FOR IMPROVED LATCH PIVOT CORROSION PROTECTION.

1998 Mercury Mountaineer (3/30/1999)  

Campaign Number: 99V062001

Component Name: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN 1997-1999 RHD EXPLORER EQUIPPED WITH 4.0L OHV/SOHC ENGINES AND CRUISE CONTROL BUILT FROM MAY 29, 1996 THROUGH MARCH 4, 1999; 1998-1999 EXPLORER/MOUNTAINEERS EQUIPPED WITH 4.0L OHV/SOHC OR 5.0L ENGINES OR 1998-1999 RANGERS EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L, 3.0L FFV/EFI OR 4.0L ENGINES AND CRUISE CONTROL BUILT FROM JANUARY 5, 1998 THROUGH MARCH 4, 1999; 1998-1999 MUSTANGS EQUIPPED WITH 3.8L, 4.6L 2-VALVE OR 4-VALVE ENGINES AND CRUISE CONTROL BUILT FROM MARCH 2, 1998 THROUGH MARCH 4, 1999; 1999 F250/F350/F450/F550 (OVER 8,500 LBS.) TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 5.4L OR 6.8L ENGINES AND CRUISE CONTROL BUILT FROM MARCH 2, 1998 THROUGH MARCH 4, 1999; AND 1999 F-53 STRIPPED CHASSIS EQUIPPED WITH 5.4L OR 6.8L ENGINES AND CRUISE CONTROL BUILT FROM MARCH 2, 1998 THROUGH MARCH 4, 1999. A CRUISE CONTROL CABLE CAN INTERFERE WITH THE SPEED CONTROL SERVO PULLEY AND NOT ALLOW THE THROTTLE TO RETURN TO IDLE WHEN DISENGAGING THE CRUISE CONTROL.

Defect: IF THE CRUISE CONTROL IS USED AND THIS CONDITION IS PRESENT, A STUCK THROTTLE COULD RESULT, WHICH COULD POTENTIALLY RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLES. AT THE PRESENT TIME, THE REPLACEMENT CABLES ARE NOT AVAILABLE. CUSTOMERS ARE BEING ADVISED NOT TO USE THE CRUISE CONTROL SYSTEM UNTIL A REPLACEMENT CAN BE MADE.

1998 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER for sale

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$3,995

1998 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 136962 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Colorado Springs, CO
  • MPG: 12 City / 17 Hwy

$3,500

1998 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 178786 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Siloam Springs, AR
  • MPG: 12 City / 17 Hwy

$6,998

1998 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 127663 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Mountain Home, ID
  • MPG: 12 City / 17 Hwy

$1,475

1998 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 228763 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Spillville, IA
  • MPG: 12 City / 17 Hwy

$1,500

1998 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 245922 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: New Philadelphia, OH
  • MPG: 12 City / 17 Hwy

$2,700

1998 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 263030 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Summerville, GA
  • MPG: 12 City / 17 Hwy

New Listing
$999

1998 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 182210 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Fort Pierce, FL
  • MPG: 12 City / 17 Hwy

$1,499

1998 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 193195 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Orange, NJ
  • MPG: 12 City / 17 Hwy

$2,595

1998 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 170085 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Spokane, WA
  • MPG: 12 City / 17 Hwy

New Listing
$2,850

1998 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 170877 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Santa Clara, CA
  • MPG: 12 City / 17 Hwy

$4,093
Price Reduced

1998 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 192933 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Eugene, OR
  • MPG: 14 City / 18 Hwy

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1998 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 227090 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Derby, VT
  • MPG: 12 City / 17 Hwy

$4,995

1998 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 137416 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Burlington, WA
  • MPG: 12 City / 17 Hwy

$4,459

1998 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 109800 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Tucson, AZ
  • MPG: 12 City / 17 Hwy

$3,475

1998 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 149321 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Boise, ID
  • MPG: 12 City / 17 Hwy
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