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
3,381
  Grand Marquis
3,137
  Mountaineer
2,492
  Milan
2,310
  Cougar
1,425
  Mariner
1,227
  Mystique
983
  Villager
884
  Monterey
511
  Montego
317
  Tracer
292
  Marquis
286
  Mariner Hybrid
268
  Marauder
122
  Mercury
54
  Mariner Hev
5
  Topaz
1

Number of problems reported for all models of Mercury built from year 1996 to 2012.

Owners of Mercury cars have reported a total of 17,695 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 1039.1. Cars from Mercury's 1999 model year have the most problems reported (1,908 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
1,230
  1999 Mercury
1,908
  2000 Mercury
1,397
  2001 Mercury
871
  2002 Mercury
1,282
  2003 Mercury
967
  2004 Mercury
1,056
  2005 Mercury
1,117
  2006 Mercury
763
  2007 Mercury
701
  2008 Mercury
1,164
  2009 Mercury
509
  2010 Mercury
1,364
  2011 Mercury
284
  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 1,889 problems reported. The second most common Mercury car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (1,868 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercury vehicles



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