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Mercury Mountaineer repairs by problem area

Engine (24%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (28%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (4%)

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Mercury Mountaineer electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (2%)

$100 - $499 (52%)

< $100 (39%)

Chart based on 44 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

292-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed automatic AWD

28450 mi Battery was dead after sitting overnight. Battery replaced under warranty. 
45000 mi

US $247
Climate Control Fan running at high speed all the time. Dealer replaced the blower motor control module, which fixed the problem. A/C fan running full speed all the time, replaced fan motor control unit. 

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2008 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

33000 mi ignition switch had to be replaced - easy entry feature was being triggered  
20000 mi cylinder barrel for the ignition (keys) loose contacts. ie the seat would move and the dome light would come on whilst driving. ignition key was very loose. 
26500 mi

US $90
battery failed to hold a charge. 
48400 mi

US $100
air flow direction was changing from feet and face to windshield after 20 mins of driving on freeway. 
49000 mi

US $100
Bad ignition switch - replaced. Intermittently did not recognize presence of key, executing easy exit, dome light, and audible ding. 
80000 mi

US $65
Replace signal flasher to restore audible click while signal is on. Repair was ineffective. 
74300 mi The DVD player stopped working. The Disc was stuck and wouldn't come out. It was repaired but then later stopped showing on the display. They had to replace the whole thing. 

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2007 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

78000 mi

US $75
did not start,appeared that battery was dead as all dash lights and radio was out. after 1 hour starded and ran fine. dealer could not find problem 
41000 mi

US $1400
Rear wiper motor 
151700 mi Heating was intermittent. Problem was not with radiator, but with control unit. 2 part replacements were defective, accounting for long delay. Ford paid for repair and oil change. 

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2006 Mercury Mountaineer

Engine not specified

86000 mi power rear folding seat motor passenger side was bad, both power deployable running board motors were seized/inoperable GPS acted weird sometimes 

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2006 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

292-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

64000 mi The air conditioner was blowing hot air when it was on cool. They checked it and had to order a part. The next visit will be on Tuesday 9/21 to fix the problem. A/C repaired on Tuesday, September 21. 

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2006 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

292-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed automatic AWD

68800 mi

US $100
3rd row power seat. 
68700 mi

US $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. 
42000 mi

US $100
Cracked housing on rear wheel speed sensor, causing ABS/TC light to go on at speeds over 60mph 
73000 mi

US $200
Also have left rear seat hinge motor failed that has not been repaired yet. 

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2006 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

139000 mi

US $1020
Air conditioner compressor seized 
167000 mi

US $450
Replaced alternator 
106000 mi Pass. Side AC & H control. 
107300 mi

US $77
needed new RH blend door control. 
84300 mi Lock for one door inop. Replaced relay 

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2005 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

124000 mi Car shuts off while driving, sometimes while accelerating, other times while cruising. 

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2005 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic AWD

55000 mi

US $409
Malfunctioning tire pressure sensor. 
62000 mi

US $455
Alternator stopped charging battery. Replaced. Also replaced serpentine belt. 

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2005 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

111700 mi

US $200
Voltage drops when A/C compressor turns on and headlights go dim. Replaced battery and alternator. Still have the same problem.  

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2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic AWD

73000 mi TPMS Tire Valve Stem faulty, reports tire inflation level low. Tire is fully inflated. 
81000 mi

US $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 
99200 mi

US $169
Starter Motor not working, wire corroded & broke. Tire pressure sensor needed to be replaced on 1 tire. 
104500 mi

US $290
The starter quit working and was replaced. 

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2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

80000 mi

US $276
Battery would not retain a charge. Alternator was found to be faulty and was replaced. 
115000 mi

US $300
ALTERNATOR AND THERMOSTAT FOR COOLING SYSTEM 

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2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

59000 mi

US $100
Radio ceased working. 

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2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

120000 mi TPMS alarm keeps going off. Tire pressure is fine. 
141000 mi Removal of dash and repair of a/c HVAC 

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

148000 mi

US $1700
Door ajar light and dining, sensor replaced 

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic AWD

96000 mi

US $305
Master switch for the power windows on the driver side had to be replaced. Rolled window down would not roll back up. 
98000 mi

US $340
Low on freon - small leak. System sealed and filled up. Runs perfect now. 
47000 mi Multi-disc CD player won't eject discs. Will require replacement. Still thinking about it... Replaced OE battery in December. 
48000 mi

US $230
CD changer died. Replaced with new unit. 
118000 mi

US $110
The battery went bad. It had a crappy Autozone battery in there so I had to replace it. Should be good for another 4 to 5 years now. 
110000 mi

US $550
A/C had stopped working,was repaired, however backseat blower makes a thumping noise when running which wasn't able to be completed. 
103000 mi 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. 

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

150000 mi window regulator failed once in the rear passenger and once on driver 

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

117000 mi

US $250
Windshield wiper motor replaced. 

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1997 Mercury Mountaineer

Engine not specified

176000 mi Front door won't unlock, car fob won't work, right side back door won't open from inside (child safety lock malfunction). 

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