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2005 Mercury Mariner repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (22%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (28%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (6%)

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2005 Mercury Mariner repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (56%)

< $100 (19%)

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Chart based on 16 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2005 Mercury Mariner 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

Mercury Mariner in Illinois, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2016
Jul 2015

60000 mi

US $550
replaced alternator 
Dec 2015

61000 mi

US $750
exhaust system including pipes and catalytic converter 
Mar 2016

63000 mi

US $416
Noise coming from steering when I turned steering wheel.replaced tie rods and stabilizers 
Mercury Mariner in New York, United States
Mar 2010 - Feb 2012
Apr 2010

109000 mi

US $936
Car had vibration at low speed and start up 0-20mph. Replaced driveshaft. 
May 2010

110000 mi

US $381
Horn did not work. Wipers needed replacement. Fuel filter needed replacement. Slight oil leak seal replaced. 
Jan 2011

125000 mi

US $467
replace control arm, stabilizer link, and tie rod; align wheels 
Jun 2011

132000 mi

US $334
emergency brake didn't work 
Feb 2012

149000 mi
Front suspension, estimate of $807. 
Mercury Mariner in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2010 - Nov 2014
Feb 2011

74000 mi

US $300
Rear hatch window shattered, no sign of vandalism. Insurance comp recommended shop. Cost was less than deductible. Called shop, they ordered parts, repair completed next day.  Cold snowy weather & while dealing with the other problem, noticed antifreeze dripping. Dealer checked hoses and clamps. No apparent cause was found. Problem disappeared. 
Oct 2013

104000 mi

US $275
Replaced loose/worn tie rod ends. 

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2005 Mercury Mariner 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Mercury Mariner in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2006 - Jun 2011
Jun 2006

10000 mi
Park release switch on shifter malfunctioned. Replaced under warranty. 
Nov 2008

65000 mi

US $100
ABS sensor ring on right wheel hub broken/slipping. Dealer replaced entire front right axle under extended warranty. Also had issue with squeaking drivers window in cold weather which was also fixed by lubricating the slides at this time. 
Aug 2009

88000 mi

US $1800
Vehicle would not idle in drive without stalling. This happened shortly after a long towing trip. Torque converter and transmission valve control body replaced by transmission shop. 
Mercury Mariner in South Dakota, United States
Feb 2012 - Apr 2016
Apr 2012

35200 mi
cruise control inop, replace transmission speed sensor dealer previously replaced trans speed sensor, worked for about 30 miles. Took it back and they wanted to replace steering switches for another $250.00. Told them no deal. Took the car home, replaced the brake sensor switch $20.00, now OK. 
Jul 2013

46000 mi

US $400
rear camber is off and not adjustable. Inside of rear tires show abnormal wear cupped and generally shot after 10K miles 

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