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2002 Mercury Mountaineer Problems and Repair Histories

27 TrueDelta members own a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer. 11 of these members (40.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 30 repairs to 2002 Mercury Mountaineers--an average of 1.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2002 Mercury Mountaineer problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Don't infer 2002 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 2002 Mercury Mountaineer repairs by problem area

10% of the 2002 Mercury Mountaineer repairs were to the engine, 30% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 27% to the suspension, 23% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 30 repairs.

2002 Mercury Mountaineer repair cost distribution

Of the 2002 Mercury Mountaineer repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 5% cost less than $100, 36% between $100 and $499, 27% between $500 and $999, 23% between $1000 and $2499, and 9% more than $2500.

Chart based on 22 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.

2002 Mercury Mountaineer

Engine not specified

Mercury Mountaineer in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 110000    
110000 2950 Transmission was rebuilt A/C had stopped working,was repaired, however backseat blower makes a thumping noise when running which wasn't able to be completed. 
 

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

Mercury Mountaineer in Louisiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 73000    
86000 0 Sway bar links Changed all 4 struts changed left and right upper ball joints because the protective rubber dust covers were gone.  
91000  

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic AWD

Mercury Mountaineer in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 80000    
96000 1200 Rear wheels hub bearings. Emergency brake shoes installed at the same time. Rear differential pinion bearings. 
98000 340 Low on freon - small leak. System sealed and filled up. Runs perfect now. 
106000 600 Parking brakes cables and pivots Rear brake caliper seized two weeks later. Replaced both rear calipers. 
120000  
Mercury Mountaineer in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 101000    
103000 0 The door lock on the drivers door would not lock. I paid $100 deductible, for the extended warantee. I balance was paid by the warantee company. 
139000 1600 The car monitor stated transmission needs to be serviced. I had a rebuilt transmission put in be Ford Company. It has a 3 year warrantee. I have a contract on my car, they paid $2600.00 on my bill. 
154000  
Mercury Mountaineer in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 34000    
47000 0 Multi-disc CD player won't eject discs. Will require replacement. Still thinking about it... Replaced OE battery in December. 
48000 230 CD changer died. Replaced with new unit. 
48000 65 Thermostat locked up. No heat. 
Mercury Mountaineer in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
2000 A transmission gear broke. Had to have the transmission rebuilt. 
500 A band in the wheel bearing broke. Mechanic said it was rusted out and wouldn't be surprised if the rest went soon. 
96000 305 Master switch for the power windows on the driver side had to be replaced. Rolled window down would not roll back up. 
Mercury Mountaineer in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 117000    
118000 900 shift lever disconnected from steering column 
 

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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 Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 72000    
73000 2700 automatic transmission failed. 
 
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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