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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 Model Number of Problems
  Sable
3,359
  Grand Marquis
3,050
  Mountaineer
2,450
  Milan
1,775
  Cougar
1,419
  Mariner
1,080
  Mystique
983
  Villager
883
  Monterey
497
  Montego
312
  Tracer
292
  Marquis
283
  Mariner Hybrid
253
  Marauder
120
  Mercury
54
  Mariner Hev
5
  Topaz
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Number of problems reported for all models of Mercury built from year 1996 to 2012.

Owners of Mercury cars have reported a total of 16,816 problems across all Mercury models built from year 1996 to 2012. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Mercury models, is 987.4. Cars from Mercury's 1999 model year have the most problems reported (1,900 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Mercury
1,361
  1997 Mercury
1,688
  1998 Mercury
1,223
  1999 Mercury
1,900
  2000 Mercury
1,388
  2001 Mercury
863
  2002 Mercury
1,267
  2003 Mercury
944
  2004 Mercury
1,024
  2005 Mercury
1,080
  2006 Mercury
667
  2007 Mercury
544
  2008 Mercury
934
  2009 Mercury
415
  2010 Mercury
1,238
  2011 Mercury
249
  2012 Mercury
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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 1,865 problems reported. The second most common Mercury car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (1,831 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercury vehicles



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