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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
3,346
  Grand Marquis
3,002
  Mountaineer
2,439
  Milan
1,648
  Cougar
1,417
  Mariner
1,045
  Mystique
983
  Villager
882
  Monterey
488
  Montego
311
  Tracer
292
  Marquis
283
  Mariner Hybrid
241
  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 16,556 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 972.1. Mercury's 1999 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,900 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
1,900
  2000 Mercury
1,387
  2001 Mercury
858
  2002 Mercury
1,255
  2003 Mercury
934
  2004 Mercury
1,006
  2005 Mercury
1,054
  2006 Mercury
644
  2007 Mercury
507
  2008 Mercury
882
  2009 Mercury
381
  2010 Mercury
1,203
  2011 Mercury
245
  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 1,850 problems reported. The second most common Mercury car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (1,815 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercury vehicles



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