One problem related to axle shaft has been reported for the 2005 Mercury Mariner.
We have taken our marinar back at least 2 times complaining of outrageous road noise while driving. This is the worst vehicle I have ever driven or ridden in with this type of noise including diesel trucks. The dealer says it is the tires but they are the original tire that came with the vehicle (continentals). I will not drive the vehicle due to this road noise. Friends that have been in the vehicle with me can not believe the decibel level of the road noise and that it is unbearable. I have a friend of the family who also has a marinar and he also has taken his vehicle back to the dealer 3 times for this road noise to know avail. Can you advise me on what to do about this situation.