What's Wrong with the Mercury Mountaineer?

Mountaineer owners have made 488 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the body (29%), followed by the transmission (18%) and the interior (16%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Mountaineer.

Comparing Mountaineer Generations

You should avoid the 2nd generation (2002–2005) Mountaineer because of its overall PainRank™ of 17.65. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
3rd Gen Mountaineer 2006–2010
66 4.19
2nd Gen Mountaineer 2002–2005
392 17.65
1st Gen Mountaineer 1997–2001
30 1.61

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    The Worst Mountaineer Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 1999 (11), 2007 (11), 1997 (3), 2001 (2), 1998 (2), 2009 (1), and 2010 (1).