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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 Topaz.

Table 1. Compare Mercury models

Mercury Model Number of Problems
  Sable
3,343
  Grand Marquis
2,979
  Mountaineer
2,427
  Milan
1,588
  Cougar
1,413
  Mariner
1,027
  Mystique
983
  Villager
882
  Monterey
486
  Montego
309
  Tracer
292
  Marquis
283
  Mariner Hybrid
237
  Marauder
120
  Mercury
54
  Mariner Hev
4
  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 16,428 problems for all Mercury models built from year 1996 to 2012. The average problems per model year reported during this period for all Mercury models is 964.6. Mercury's 1999 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,895 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Mercury
1,359
  1997 Mercury
1,687
  1998 Mercury
1,223
  1999 Mercury
1,895
  2000 Mercury
1,384
  2001 Mercury
855
  2002 Mercury
1,250
  2003 Mercury
923
  2004 Mercury
1,002
  2005 Mercury
1,048
  2006 Mercury
634
  2007 Mercury
490
  2008 Mercury
849
  2009 Mercury
369
  2010 Mercury
1,188
  2011 Mercury
241
  2012 Mercury
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Common problems of Mercury Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported for all models of Mercury cars. The number one most common problem of Mercury is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling, with 1,844 problems reported. The second most common Mercury car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (1,808 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercury vehicles



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