The 2nd generation of the Mountaineer has a cumulative PainRank™ of 17.65. That can be compared against other Mercury generations. Shopping for a Mercury? You should avoid this generation like the plague that it is.
Owners of the 2002–2005 Mountaineer model years have sent in 392 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the body (35%) followed by the transmission (19%) and the interior (15%).