1st Generation (2005—2007) Mariner Problems

This generations ranks 32nd out of 33 Mercury generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the transmission (38%), engine (14%), and the windows (12%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failure 9 complaints at an average of 73,297 miles in the 2007 Mercury Mariner.
  2. OD Light Blinking 3 complaints at an average of 53,299 miles in the 2005 Mercury Mariner.
  3. Transmission Is Slipping 2 complaints at an average of 64,173 miles in the 2006 Mercury Mariner.

What Mariner Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Mercury model years.

Watch out for the 2006 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2007 8 3 15 6.17
2006 24 4 27 18.71
2005 18 3 37 7.08

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