Rotate seat rearward until the back of the seat latches onto the floor. The head restraints push down into the seat so they don't require removal to fold the seat, as other minivans do, a nice feature. Ensure that the seat is positioned so that the seat belt buckle is near the center aisle of the vehicle. The Monterey Premier we tested was extremely quiet, on par with the new Toyota Sienna. After entering the 3rd row seat, return the seat from the tumbled position and latch it to the floor.
Put the indicator back in and ensure it is fully seated. A higher energy level is used for the most severe impacts. Placing objects on or over the air bag inflation area may cause those objects to be propelled by the air bag into your face and torso causing serious injury. Trip odometer: Registers the kilometers miles of individual journeys. We recently tested a well-equipped Monterey Premier, priced at. Note: When the cross-bars are not in use, remove or move the cross-bars to the back of the roof rack for optimum wind noise.
The low tire warning system may not detect an under-inflated tire under all conditions and is not a substitute for manually checking tires regularly for proper inflation. Way to go Mercury on a job well done. Mercury is targeting its minivan at buyers in their 30s to mid-40s, who seek a level of luxury as well as utility in their vehicles. Unlock the secondary locking retainer by rotating the top portion one-quarter turn and remove it from the outer hole in the tire. In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a seat belt.
If the subframe collapses while driving, the vehicle could potentially lose all steering control and end up in an accident. Be sure to put the cap back on the reservoir. The Freestar generally carries a lower list price than does the Monterey. Recirculated air may turn off automatically in all airflow selections. Nissan's version of the van was the previous-generation Quest; it since has been replaced with a dramatically styled all-new minivan of the same name.
Already had to have cruise control repaired dealer paid for that since I had just bought it. Removing the second-row seats can be done by one person, but it's a bit clumsy; it's a task better suited for two. If this warning stays on, contact your dealer for service as soon as possible. It operates about the best of any in the industry. The transmission was updated to the. Its third-row seat folds into a well behind the seat, creating a flat floor like that in the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.
Once you place the gearshift lever securely into position, gradually release the brake pedal and use the accelerator as necessary. A satin-aluminum finish is used for the instrument panel and gauge cluster. These transmission failures were most susceptible with the 3. Loosen and retighten, if necessary. When the Windstar was being designed in the early 1990s, Ford claimed that a driver's side sliding door was not noted as a key feature indicated by focus groups; also at that time, minivans with that feature had sold very poorly.
Refer to Air bag supplemental restraints section in this chapter. The saftey is a plus gives me peace of mind when you have children. Traction Control AdvanceTrac active if equipped : Displays when the Traction Control is active, refer to the Driving chapter for more information. Its ride is smooth, its power is adequate, and steering and handling are responsive. Connect the positive + jumper cable to the positive + terminal of the discharged battery. Install the dipstick making sure it is fully seated in the filler tube.
Refer to Filling the tank in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter for more information. Also, it doesn't take a very strong person to be able to fold the rear seat into the floor. If the fuel filler cap is venting vapor or if you hear a hissing sound, wait until it stops before completely removing the fuel filler cap. Run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature. It will blend in at the elementary school parking lot. The Monterey went on sale in the fall of 2003, and it takes its name from some well-known Mercury cars of the distant past. If you must drive with the liftgate open, keep the climate control vents open so that fresh outside air circulates through the vehicle.
The photos and videos shown here may be of a different model, model year or body type from the one selected. With the third-row seat in place for passengers, the well behind it has about 25 cubic feet of cargo space. The third time they had to replace the entire engine this is at 19,000 miles. The ratings of one vehicle often apply to other models if they are built on the same platform. I had test driven the Honda Oddezzy beforehand and it didn't even come close to the Monterey as far as I am concerned.
Each time you fill the tank, record the amount of fuel added in liters or gallons. Safety Canopy three-row curtain-type airbags are standard on higher-end models. This recall followed an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which had begun in May 2010. These quality products have been specifically engineered to fulfill your automotive needs; they are custom designed to complement the style and appearance of your vehicle. Remove all objects from the seat and stowage tub. The 2004 Mercury Monterey replaces the Villager minivan, which was developed through a joint venture between Ford and Nissan and built at a Ford plant in Ohio.