The 2nd generation of the Mariner has a cumulative PainRank™ of 9.72. That can be compared against other Mercury generations. Shopping for a Mercury? You should probably steer clear of this generation.
Owners of the 2008–2011 Mariner model years have sent in 108 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the steering (25%) followed by the engine (16%) and the transmission (15%).