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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
3,369
  Grand Marquis
3,082
  Mountaineer
2,469
  Milan
2,062
  Cougar
1,421
  Mariner
1,135
  Mystique
983
  Villager
883
  Monterey
500
  Montego
312
  Tracer
292
  Marquis
283
  Mariner Hybrid
260
  Marauder
122
  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 17,233 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 1011.9. Cars from Mercury's 1999 model year have the most problems reported (1,903 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
1,688
  1998 Mercury
1,225
  1999 Mercury
1,903
  2000 Mercury
1,393
  2001 Mercury
864
  2002 Mercury
1,268
  2003 Mercury
960
  2004 Mercury
1,034
  2005 Mercury
1,090
  2006 Mercury
719
  2007 Mercury
633
  2008 Mercury
1,054
  2009 Mercury
463
  2010 Mercury
1,285
  2011 Mercury
261
  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 1,875 problems reported. The second most common Mercury car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (1,847 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercury vehicles



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