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#1 of 30 Mariner transmission and starter problems
Apr 04, 2007 (8:50 pm)
I bought my 07 Mariner in Oct. 06 it has 16,500 miles on it, and since then I have had to replace the transmission and I have had to have it towed twice because of starter problems. I need a dependable vehicle what do you suggest I do? I tried telling the dealership it is a lemon and to trade it out equally but they won't.
#2 of 30 Re: Mariner transmission and starter problems [daisyvan77]
Apr 05, 2007 (9:48 am)
My '05 Mariner has been excellent, and based on what I read here, I think that is the case for most. So you probably did get the unlucky lemon. Lemon laws vary from state to state. Try http://www.lemonlaw.bbb.org/ for some information. I think that the norm is having to make a major repair three times. But I am not 100% sure about that.
#3 of 30 Re: Mariner transmission and starter problems [clarios]
Apr 06, 2007 (2:47 pm)
Thank you for the web site I will check it out.
#4 of 30 Re: Mariner transmission and starter problems [daisyvan77]
Oct 29, 2007 (10:21 pm)
We just lost the transmission in our 07 Mariner at 3300 miles! That's not good!
#5 of 30 Re: Mariner transmission and starter problems [jhecker]
Nov 01, 2007 (6:12 pm)
I have had problems with mine even after the transmission has been changed out.. I have a new started now also! I want to trade it in.
#6 of 30 mercury mariner transmission problems
Apr 16, 2008 (2:51 pm)
i purchased a 2008 mariner 4 days ago and the transmission went after 800 miles it wouldnt go in reverse it wouldnt change gears a host of issues the dealer is getting a new tranny from the factory what are my chances this will be okay or should i refuse car ???
#7 of 30 Re: mercury mariner transmission problems [jazzy10]
Apr 17, 2008 (10:01 am)
Installing a new factory transmission should not cause any problems.
#8 of 30 Re: mercury mariner transmission problems [jazzy10]
Apr 17, 2008 (12:36 pm)
After the Ford Dealership put a new from factory transmission in I started having other problems.. I had to have it towed 6 times and still they said they could not find a problem. I filed the lemon law on them and my mariner quit again, with in 45 min. of them having it towed 20 mi. they called me and said they found the problem. It was the starter. They recieved the Lemon Law papers thats why they fixed it. I still did not feel safe in it so I traded it for a Dodge.
#9 of 30 Re: Mariner transmission and starter problems [daisyvan77]
May 20, 2008 (5:01 pm)
My 2005 Mariner transmission gave out in less than three years. They tell me there is no PT Warrenty on the 2005. This kind-of sucks. I heard that the transmission they put in this car was too small.
#10 of 30 Re: Mariner transmission and starter problems [daisyvan77]
Aug 15, 2008 (11:24 am)
I have a 2005 Mariner and have also had trans issues. When I got it, it had 28000 miles on it and even though I test drove it, I didn't notice that there was a problem with the overdrive. It would rumble into overdrive when I was going over 45mph. I had it repaired under warranty, they also fixed a leak in the trans cooler. But there were other problems that I started noticing after it was fixed. It would clunk into 2nd gear if I was coasting after letting off the gas, and I would loose power for a second when driving up a steep hill. I took it to one dealership and they told me I needed a new fuel filter and that was why it was loosing power, they said they didnt notice a clunk into 2nd. I thought that was bull so I took it to another dealer and they said there were no error codes, but the tech could feel what I was talking about. They had to replace the whole trans & cooler. Now its been a few months and my warranty is expired. I have started hearing that clunking noise again and am worried its going bad again. I dont drive like an a-hole. I totally baby this truck because its my first newer vehicle that I had to pay a good chunk of money for. My husband thinks the sealed trans is garbage. And we have started joking about how many Fords you can normally see sitting in front of a transmission shop waiting for service. I wish we could swap the trans with a better one cuz I really like my truck.