Mercury - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

📉 Compare Mercury models

The following chart shows the Mercury models that have had the most problems reported. Note that a model on the top of the list may simply indicate that it is a popular model rather than a problematic car. For example, over the years, Mercury has sold far more Sable model cars than the Topaz model.

Table 1. Compare Mercury models

Mercury ModelNumber of Problems
  Sable
3,403
  Grand Marquis
3,247
  Milan
2,660
  Mountaineer
2,526
  Cougar
1,426
  Mariner
1,347
  Mystique
983
  Villager
885
  Monterey
525
  Montego
334
  Mariner Hybrid
295
  Marquis
293
  Tracer
292
  Marauder
123
  Mercury
54
  Mariner Hev
5
  Topaz
1

📊 Number of problems reported for all models of Mercury built between 2012 and 1996

Owners of Mercury cars have reported a total of 18,399 problems across all Mercury models built from 2012 to 1996. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Mercury models, is 1080.5. Cars from Mercury's 1999 model year have the most problems reported (1,910 problems).

Table 2. Number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service

Model YearNumber of Problems
  2012 Mercury
1
  2011 Mercury
318
  2010 Mercury
1,523
  2009 Mercury
583
  2008 Mercury
1,324
  2007 Mercury
769
  2006 Mercury
833
  2005 Mercury
1,171
  2004 Mercury
1,084
  2003 Mercury
985
  2002 Mercury
1,286
  2001 Mercury
884
  2000 Mercury
1,408
  1999 Mercury
1,910
  1998 Mercury
1,233
  1997 Mercury
1,695
  1996 Mercury
1,362

🔎 Common problems of Mercury Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported across all models of Mercury cars. The number one most common problem of Mercury cars is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling, with 1,918 problems reported. The second most common Mercury car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (1,908 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercury vehicles



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