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#11 of 30 2008 Mercury Mariner: Lemon
Sep 07, 2008 (6:34 am)
I've had my 2008 Mercury Mariner for less than three months. In that time I've had to have a brake kit put on, the torque converter went out and they had to replace my transmission and the Power control module had to be replaced. Oh, and I forgot they had to replace my battery because it was leaking.
I would say this is a lemon and has completely turned me off to wanting another Mariner or Ford product.
I have contacted the BBB to request a full refund of my money so that I can go buy something else.
#12 of 30 Outcome?
Sep 25, 2008 (12:30 pm)
I am having similar issues with my 08 Mariner. I've only had it for a year. This is too early to be experiencing problems w/ the transmission. Is Ford putting old parts in their vehicles? This is awful! What is the outcome of your situation with BBB? If there is a positive outcome, please advise because I am interested in filing a complaint. I would like a full refund as well so that I can purchase a car of worth w/o the stress and headache. NO MORE FORD PRODUCTS FOR ME!!!
#13 of 30 2008 Mercury Mariner Transmission defect
Oct 15, 2008 (1:22 pm)
I leased the 2008 Mariner in Feb.2007. A week ago my car started lunging forward when stopped and taking off from a light or stop sign. The car feels like its shifting gears and dragging as if the emergency brake is on. The car lunges so hard that the first time it happened I thought someone had hit me from the back; but there was no car behind me. I drove it for about 5 more days before taking it in for service hoping it would just stop, but it just drastically increased. Just like the rest of you it is a transmission defect. They have to change the transmission coolant, but the part is on back order for two weeks because of the high increased problems with this vehicle. Thats just great and I only have 8100 miles on this car. I barely drive it, this feb. will be two years that I've owned the car.
#14 of 30 2006 Mariner transmission
Mar 19, 2011 (7:00 am)
We have a 2006 Mariner and the transmission just went out. Never had any clues that is was going out it just stopped. From what I can see transmissions in this vehicle, no matter how old is a problem. I had to go 1 1/2 hrs. to pick up my husband. What is the problem with these ? Is the company so lame that they haven't figured out they have a problem?
Jun 15, 2011 (11:47 am)
has anyone else had problems with the transmisson after have the transmisson cooler replaced? i am being told now that i need a new transmisson and since i have 65000 miles on my car, its out of warranty. i will NEVER buy FORD again.
#16 of 30 Re: frustrated [pincer78]
Jun 30, 2011 (9:12 am)
YES! just today my transmission messed up on my 2008 mariner and is at the dealership. I had the cooler replaced in November through a recall, and only have put 3100 miles on the car since then till today. I bought an extended warranty, and should be covered, but ford is trying to get out paying for it, so Im not happy. There is no reason for it to happen to either one of us...and Ford should stick by it's problems, and it's customer's.
#17 of 30 2010 Mariner trans issues
Oct 17, 2011 (5:39 pm)
I just bought a yr old (used) Mariner. One month later, it's in the shop for the transmission (and speaker). I was told that there was not an official recall, but a 'customer satisfaction..' where only some models have this issue, so if you complain, they look into it. Well I just dropped it off again after they rebuilt it and still having issues with accelerating fast enough. So outdone! I just got rid of my last car after replacing the trans twice! They make you feel like your crazy and nothings wrong but my neighbor has the same one and hers drives exceptionally better...acceleration is very obviously better! I typically really like Fords, but was sooo disappointed to be dealing with something so major at only 22k miles.
#18 of 30 Noise in the driveshaft
May 03, 2012 (5:01 pm)
I have a 2005 AWD Mercury Mariner. At slow speeds, pretty much only start from a stop. I get a screeching sound from under the vehicle. I lifted car off ground and put car into drive with the parking brake on for resistance. The noise sounds like its the center support bearing at the drive shaft.
Picture of center support: http://www.ccidriveline.com/ford/escape-center-support-bearing.html
Ford doesn't sell product. They only sell the whole drive shaft.
Anyone else have an issue like this?
#19 of 30 Transmission cooler repair
May 15, 2012 (7:35 pm)
Took my 08 Mercury Mariner with 43707 miles (at the time) to have it fixed after noticing a transmission fluid leak in front of my car. The car has a powertrain warranty until May 2013 or 100.000 total miles.) It turned up to be a transmission fluid cooler leak (something that Ford Company is very well aware of (TSB issued)). To Jeremy's credit, he tried to run it under warranty, but came up empty handed. For some reason, the cooler is a part of the condenser for A/C system, therefore not covered under powertrain warranty (????) I am now out of $925.96, and Ford Company and Countryside Ford dealership refuse to do anything about it. When I brought up all the problems with this particular part in other models (08 Escape, 08 Mariner, 08 Mazda Tribute), they could not wait for me to just pay for a repair and leave (Jeremy even started the car for me!). Called the Ford Company, and after over the week they refused to do anything about it either. Folks, beware of Ford Company products as they refuse do take care of the substandard parts they put in their cars. I will get rid of my Mariner as soon as possible and will never buy another Ford product. I will also spread the word as far as I can.
May 17, 2012 (6:16 pm)
I have an 07 Mariner that I have had so many random problems with, it is incredible. I have had an alternator replaced, a driveshaft replaced, abs rings replaced, two separate window regulators replaced, ac condensor replaced, and now the transmission is shot! I only have 79k miles on this piece of trash. I contacted Ford a year and half ago and their solution was to suggest I buy an extended warrantee. I highly discourage anyone from buying a Mariner.