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
3,401
  Grand Marquis
3,225
  Milan
2,630
  Mountaineer
2,520
  Cougar
1,426
  Mariner
1,334
  Mystique
983
  Villager
885
  Monterey
523
  Montego
332
  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 from year 2012 to 1996.

Owners of Mercury cars have reported a total of 18,322 problems across all Mercury models built from year 2012 to 1996. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Mercury models, is 1076.0. Cars from Mercury's 1999 model year have the most problems reported (1,910 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2012 Mercury
1
  2011 Mercury
312
  2010 Mercury
1,501
  2009 Mercury
577
  2008 Mercury
1,311
  2007 Mercury
763
  2006 Mercury
828
  2005 Mercury
1,163
  2004 Mercury
1,082
  2003 Mercury
984
  2002 Mercury
1,286
  2001 Mercury
883
  2000 Mercury
1,407
  1999 Mercury
1,910
  1998 Mercury
1,233
  1997 Mercury
1,689
  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 1,914 problems reported. The second most common Mercury car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (1,903 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercury vehicles



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