Two problems related to engine clicking and tapping noises have been reported for the 2005 Mercury Mariner.
The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Mariner. While driving 25 mph, the contact heard a loud clunking noise coming from the engine and the vehicle shut off. She was able to restart the vehicle and heard a clicking noise. She was able to safely drive the vehicle to her destination. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop and inspected by a technician, who determined that the engine had no oil pressure. The failure caused several lifters and the bearing rod to fail. The vehicle has not been repaired. The contact called the manufacturer and was informed that no compensation would be provided because her vehicle was out of warranty. The failure and current mileages were 48,000.
: the contact stated while coming to a stop, the vehicle would shut off and a vibration was felt when turning the vehicle back on. Also, a clunky sound was heard, when starting back up. These incidents happened sporadically without any prior warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who was unable to duplicate the problem. The vehicle was going to be taken into the dealer for further examination.