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2002 Mercury Mountaineer repairs by problem area

Engine (18%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (25%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (25%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

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

Other (5%)

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (20%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (30%)

< $100 (20%)

Chart based on 40 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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2002 Mercury Mountaineer

Engine not specified

Mercury Mountaineer in Virginia, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

110000 mi

US $550
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 Texas, United States
Oct 2013 - Jul 2015
Oct 2014

144200 mi

US $130
Window regulator failed and glass fell into the door (unbroken). Replaced with new regulator motor assembly. 
Jul 2015

148000 mi

US $1700
Plastic intake manifold cracked, well known problem for the 4.6l v8 ford engines Door ajar light and dining, sensor replaced 
Mercury Mountaineer in Louisiana, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2014
Aug 2013

86000 mi
Sway bar links Changed all 4 struts changed left and right upper ball joints because the protective rubber dust covers were gone.  

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic AWD

Mercury Mountaineer in California, United States
Jul 2014 - Aug 2016
Jan 2015

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. 
Mercury Mountaineer in Washington, United States
Oct 2014 - Dec 2015
Dec 2014

163000 mi

US $692
Right Rear Wheel Bearing replaced. Upper and lower front ball joints (two and two) needed to be replaced. Upper really bad, lower starting to go. 
Aug 2015

164000 mi

US $700
Ball joints, upper and lower, falling apart needed replaced. 
Mercury Mountaineer in Nebraska, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2017
Nov 2016

195900 mi

US $700
Vacuum leak 
Mercury Mountaineer in Missouri, United States
- Apr 2008
Apr 2008

86000 mi

US $1500
Torque Converter and Passenger side rear wheel bearing. 
Mercury Mountaineer in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2008 - Dec 2015
May 2014

167900 mi

US $700
Cracked intake manifold 
Mercury Mountaineer in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2015
Jul 2011

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. 
Mar 2013

139000 mi

US $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. 
Jul 2014

162700 mi
About every 3 months this car does back to the shop. It leaks transmittion oil. It is now May 9, 2015, it leaking oil again. 
Mercury Mountaineer in New York, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

118000 mi

US $900
shift lever disconnected from steering column 
Mercury Mountaineer in Illinois, United States
Sep 2009 - Sep 2015
Dec 2010

96000 mi

US $1200
Rear wheels hub bearings. Emergency brake shoes installed at the same time. Rear differential pinion bearings. 
Jun 2011

98000 mi

US $340
Low on freon - small leak. System sealed and filled up. Runs perfect now. 
May 2012

106300 mi

US $300
Parking brakes cables and pivots Rear brake caliper seized two weeks later. Replaced both rear calipers. 
Mar 2015

135000 mi

US $260
Belt tensioner needed replacement. 
Mercury Mountaineer in Florida, United States
Nov 2007 - Apr 2010
May 2007

68000 mi

US $2000
A transmission gear broke. Had to have the transmission rebuilt. 
Jun 2007

69000 mi

US $500
A band in the wheel bearing broke. Mechanic said it was rusted out and wouldn't be surprised if the rest went soon. 
Apr 2010

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. 
Mercury Mountaineer in Georgia, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2015
Dec 2010

47000 mi
Multi-disc CD player won't eject discs. Will require replacement. Still thinking about it... Replaced OE battery in December. 
Jun 2013

48000 mi

US $230
CD changer died. Replaced with new unit. 
Jan 2014

44800 mi

US $65
Thermostat locked up. No heat. 

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Mercury Mountaineer in Arizona, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2016
Dec 2014

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

Mercury Mountaineer in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2008 - Aug 2011
Jan 2008

111000 mi

US $270
Left front axle. 
Feb 2009

123000 mi

US $3800
Transmission replaced along w/trans cooler -  
Mercury Mountaineer in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2010
Dec 2009

73000 mi

US $2700
automatic transmission failed. 
Mercury Mountaineer in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2008 - Jul 2013
Jun 2008

117000 mi

US $250
Windshield wiper motor replaced. 
Sep 2008

120000 mi

US $1700
Transmission failure. 
Jul 2009

140000 mi
Crunching sound when turns front wheels 
Aug 2010

150000 mi

US $950
Wheels won't turn separately 
Dec 2010

160000 mi

US $600
fuel pump replaced 
Mar 2011

166000 mi

US $515
water tube broke. 
Oct 2011

167000 mi

US $1
Engine light. Pending decision on repair or trade car 
Dec 2012

178000 mi

US $300
Coil broke. 2 in front were replaced 
Mercury Mountaineer in Nebraska, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
Oct 2015

133000 mi

US $2200

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