Mercury Milan - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Mercury Milan owners have reported a total of 2,516 problems for their cars built in the 6 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Mercury Milan. The 2010 Mercury Milan cars have the most problems reported (1,084 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Mercury Milan

Model Year Number of Problems
  2011 Milan
186
  2010 Milan
1,084
  2009 Milan
183
  2008 Milan
421
  2007 Milan
418
  2006 Milan
224

  Common problems of Mercury Milan

The following chart shows the 22 most common problems for Mercury Milan cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (709 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (343 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Mercury Milan

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
709
  Service Brakes
343
  Engine And Engine Cooling
216
  Power Train
191
  Vehicle Speed Control
190
  Steering
182
  Other Fuel System
152
  Exterior Lighting
146
  Electrical System
126
  Equipment
86
   
  Structure
48
  Electronic Stability Control
27
  Gasoline Fuel System
18
  Tire
18
  Wheel
18
  Latches/locks/linkage
14
  Visibility
10
  Suspension
8
  Unknown Or Other
7
  Seats
4
  Traction Control System
2
  Child Seat
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Mercury Milan of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Milan model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Mercury Milan model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Milan Model Years

Milan
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2011 1866,0817    
4.37
  2010 1,08436,1818    
3.75
  2009 18318,5639    
1.10
  2008 42132,63810    
1.29
  2007 41835,39511    
1.07
  2006 22434,56112    
0.54

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Mercury Milan is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2011 Milan
1
  2010 Milan
17
  2009 Milan
5
  2008 Milan
9
  2007 Milan
11
  2006 Milan
4


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