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My husband and I have had the Mercury Monterrey for 2.5 years now and just got the recalled torque convertor replaced 1.5 months ago. We were driving from Michigan to San Diego for my husband to do a traveling nursing job, so we thought it was best for our transmission to be fixed. The recall fix was done and the drive to San Diego was fine. A few days ago we went to the desert here and a gear light went on, but then turned off, so we didn't worry about it. Then tonight, I was driving and the car was not excelling well and I arrived at my destination OK. However, as I was getting ready to leave, my car started, but wouldn't move in reverse or drive. Now I don't know what to do. Just buy a new car? After reading these posts, I totally regret buying this piece of junk and getting the recall fix even done. It was driving fine before. So now we are stuck in San Diego with one car, our other one is in the garage in Michigan. This is definitely the transmission right? Would Ford reimburse me for doing the recall wrong? It had to be that, I have no idea what else it would be. The van has 99,000 miles on it. I have no idea what to do.
My 2006 Freestar SEL failed with 122,000 kilometers. Called Ford Canada to be advised I'm out of warranty (yeah knew that) - end of discussion other than my complaint was registered. My vehicle was manufactured in 2005 at the Oakland, Ontario plant. Took it to transmission shop the same day it started acting funny - was doing two little lurches forward after I came to a stop - wrench light on. From all the horror stories on here did not want to risk this "Safe Mode" experience. Mister Transmission replaced the torque converter and valve body and overhaul for $2500.00 and got a good warranty for 60,000 kms. Like everyone else here serious sticker shock - facing a 4 month layoff in two weeks. TPS light comes on everyday then goes off after a few miles. Was thinking of doing an undercarriage wash to get winter road salt off - now I'm scared to do this for fear of flooding the CPM. One other thing from the day this van was brand new always had a clunk shifting into drive or reverse. Dealer found nothing wrong. After transmission repaired that noise is totally gone - probably a dud from day one. Will take bill to dealer next week - see what happens. Previously owned 2 F350's (1 also a lemon - turbo part kept blowing). Think we'll ever see a recall on the 06 and 07's? How many years did the other ones take. Filing reports with Canada Transport and the US site as well and urge everyone to do the same so Ford can't keep pleading ignorance to the problem.
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