2nd Gen (2002 – 2005) Mercury Mountaineer Problems

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%).

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 2002 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2005 42
12.86
2004 127
16.58
2003 52
8.36
2002 171
32.8

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