1st Gen (2004 – 2007) Mercury Monterey Problems

The 1st generation of the Monterey has a cumulative PainRank™ of 5.23. That can be compared against other Mercury generations. Shopping for a Mercury? You could do worse (but you could also do better).

Owners of the 2004–2007 Monterey model years have sent in 27 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (59%) followed by the electrical (14%) and the interior (11%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Mercury model years.

Watch out for the 2004 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2007 2
2006 5
2005 11
2004 9

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