2nd Gen (2008 – 2011) Mercury Mariner Problems

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%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 Reliability PainRank (?)
2011 12
2010 24
2009 23
2008 49

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