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Mercury Mountaineer Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer Mercury Mountaineer problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Mercury Mountaineer repairs by problem area

19% of the Mercury Mountaineer repairs were to the engine, 16% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 28% to the suspension, 23% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 6% to the body and trim, and 2% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 160 repairs.

Mercury Mountaineer repair cost distribution

Of the Mercury Mountaineer repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 4% cost less than $100, 44% between $100 and $499, 26% between $500 and $999, 21% between $1000 and $2499, and 5% more than $2500.

Chart based on 73 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Mercury Mountaineer in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 41000    
41000 1400 Rear wiper motor 
122000 900 Stabalizer pins had worn, one had broken 

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2006 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

292-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed automatic AWD

Mercury Mountaineer in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 23000    
24000 0 Performed TSB 07-23-2 to correct "bump Stop" and other shifting problems. Repaired cold start surge problem. Repaired cruise control problem. Repaired broken CD player with a replacement unit. 
33000 0 Replaced transmission shifter assembly. Retractable running boards were ordered for both sides of the Mountaineer due to corrosion from the road salt of the past winter. All four wheel center caps have corrosion on them. 
33000 0 Both left and right power running boards were replaced due to corrosion. All four wheel center caps were replaced due to corrosion. 
69000 350 Replaced positive and negative battery cable assembly due to corrosion on positive battery post. Battery was also replaced because case was cracked at positive post. 
99000  
Mercury Mountaineer in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 30000    
31000 0 TSB to remap transmission shift patterns to stop hard downshifts at slow speed. Cracked coolant hose replaced 
42000 100 Cracked housing on rear wheel speed sensor, causing ABS/TC light to go on at speeds over 60mph 
89000 400 Replace rear shocks and struts 
99700 1200 Front bearings and tie rods replaced 
105000  
Mercury Mountaineer in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 18000    
30000 0 New seal to sunroof. 
106000 300 Torque converter acting up. Drained and flushed system. 

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2005 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic AWD

Mercury Mountaineer in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 41000    
49000 120 Squeak under drivers side. Turned out to be bushings. Replaced, and car runs fine. 
 

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2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic AWD

Mercury Mountaineer in Rhode Island, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 70000    
73000 0 TPMS Tire Valve Stem faulty, reports tire inflation level low. Tire is fully inflated. Pinion seal leaking and rear axle seal leaking 
73000 810 Changed both front wheels hubs due to high whining noise 
81000 249 Engine starter motor needed to be replaced due to a dead spot. Truck would randomly refused to start due to no starter motor activity 
100000 169 Starter Motor not working, wire corroded & broke. Tire pressure sensor needed to be replaced on 1 tire. 
115000 800 Upper & Lower Balls Joints, Sway Bar bushings, Sway Bar end links 
123000 275 Sway bar bushings & end link bushings replaced 
158300 350 Both Idler Pulleys need to be replaced. Bearings were shot. 
166300 290 The starter quit working and was replaced. 
167000  

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2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

Mercury Mountaineer in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 58000    
59000 100 Radio ceased working. 
73000 200 Brake pads and rotors replaced because it was time. 
86000  

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2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Mercury Mountaineer in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 76000    
78000 1400 Front wheel bearings. Rear brakes. 
97000 2300 new front end. new rear wheel bearing, new front rotors and pads 
105000  

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Mercury Mountaineer in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
270 Left front axle. 
123000 3800 Transmission replaced along w/trans cooler -  
 
Mercury Mountaineer in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 111000    
117000 250 Windshield wiper motor replaced. 
120000 1700 Transmission failure. 
140000 0 Crunching sound when turns front wheels 
150000 950 Wheels won't turn separately 
160000 600 fuel pump replaced 
166000 515 water tube broke. 
167000 1 Engine light. Pending decision on repair or trade car 
178000 300 Coil broke. 2 in front were replaced 
185000  

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