2nd Generation (2008—2011) Mariner Problems

This generations ranks 31st out of 33 Mercury generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the steering (26%), engine (16%), and the transmission (15%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Power Steering Stopped Working 10 complaints at an average of 121,787 miles in the 2008 Mercury Mariner.
  2. Revs High and Slips 3 complaints at an average of 83,375 miles in the 2008 Mercury Mariner.
  3. Engine Loses Power 5 complaints at an average of 62,725 miles in the 2010 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 2008 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2011 12 3 22 2.94
2010 24 3 29 7.61
2009 23 2 30 9.34
2008 50 4 31 19.66

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