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
3,396
  Grand Marquis
3,197
  Milan
2,581
  Mountaineer
2,509
  Cougar
1,426
  Mariner
1,311
  Mystique
983
  Villager
885
  Monterey
519
  Montego
328
  Marquis
293
  Tracer
292
  Mariner Hybrid
291
  Marauder
123
  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 18,194 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 1068.5. 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
1,403
  2001 Mercury
882
  2002 Mercury
1,286
  2003 Mercury
976
  2004 Mercury
1,078
  2005 Mercury
1,148
  2006 Mercury
815
  2007 Mercury
753
  2008 Mercury
1,285
  2009 Mercury
567
  2010 Mercury
1,469
  2011 Mercury
308
  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 1,905 problems reported. The second most common Mercury car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (1,890 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercury vehicles



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