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
3,392
  Grand Marquis
3,174
  Mountaineer
2,501
  Milan
2,477
  Cougar
1,425
  Mariner
1,251
  Mystique
983
  Villager
884
  Monterey
514
  Montego
325
  Tracer
292
  Marquis
290
  Mariner Hybrid
276
  Marauder
123
  Mercury
54
  Mariner Hev
5
  Topaz
1

Number of problems reported for all models of Mercury built from year 1996 to 2012.

Owners of Mercury cars have reported a total of 17,967 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 1055.1. Cars from Mercury's 1999 model year have the most problems reported (1,909 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Mercury
1,362
  1997 Mercury
1,689
  1998 Mercury
1,233
  1999 Mercury
1,909
  2000 Mercury
1,402
  2001 Mercury
875
  2002 Mercury
1,282
  2003 Mercury
972
  2004 Mercury
1,069
  2005 Mercury
1,133
  2006 Mercury
797
  2007 Mercury
736
  2008 Mercury
1,227
  2009 Mercury
537
  2010 Mercury
1,424
  2011 Mercury
289
  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 1,893 problems reported. The second most common Mercury car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (1,880 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercury vehicles



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