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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 the Topaz model.

Table 1. Compare Mercury models

Mercury Model Number of Problems
  Sable
3,356
  Grand Marquis
3,013
  Mountaineer
2,446
  Milan
1,696
  Cougar
1,419
  Mariner
1,068
  Mystique
983
  Villager
882
  Monterey
494
  Montego
312
  Tracer
292
  Marquis
283
  Mariner Hybrid
247
  Marauder
120
  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 16,671 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 978.9. Cars from Mercury's 1999 model year 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
1,688
  1998 Mercury
1,223
  1999 Mercury
1,900
  2000 Mercury
1,387
  2001 Mercury
860
  2002 Mercury
1,265
  2003 Mercury
940
  2004 Mercury
1,010
  2005 Mercury
1,061
  2006 Mercury
657
  2007 Mercury
523
  2008 Mercury
902
  2009 Mercury
396
  2010 Mercury
1,222
  2011 Mercury
247
  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 1,859 problems reported. The second most common Mercury car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (1,827 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mercury vehicles



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