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
3,404
  Grand Marquis
3,256
  Milan
2,687
  Mountaineer
2,532
  Cougar
1,427
  Mariner
1,370
  Mystique
983
  Villager
885
  Monterey
526
  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 18,467 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 1084.5. Cars from Mercury's 1999 model year have the most problems reported (1,911 problems).

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

Model YearNumber of Problems
  2012 Mercury
1
  2011 Mercury
324
  2010 Mercury
1,536
  2009 Mercury
594
  2008 Mercury
1,343
  2007 Mercury
773
  2006 Mercury
837
  2005 Mercury
1,174
  2004 Mercury
1,084
  2003 Mercury
986
  2002 Mercury
1,286
  2001 Mercury
886
  2000 Mercury
1,411
  1999 Mercury
1,911
  1998 Mercury
1,233
  1997 Mercury
1,696
  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 1,919 problems reported. The second most common Mercury car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (1,913 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercury vehicles



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