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#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.
#21 of 30 Re: 07 mariner [shadowmom61]
Jun 05, 2012 (6:07 pm)
Wow! My '07 Mariner is just under 78k and without warning..... The Transmission went out! if this has been going on since the 2005 model, why didn't Ford fix the OBVIOUS problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#22 of 30 TRANSMISSION TROUBLE MERCURY
Jul 21, 2012 (6:03 pm)
I also had my 08 mercury mariner in the shop for 12 days having the transmission repaired 61000.00 miles of course the warranty did not cover this even though my 5 yrs were still good !! Now it is leaking trans fluid VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH FORD!! This my third new vehicle with ford and my last that i will purchase through ford.. RECALLS NEED TO BE DONE.
#23 of 30 Re: 07 mariner [tbar83]
Apr 24, 2013 (10:50 am)
My 07 mariner has just under 75000 and I had the same exact problem as you. My car was fine then boom transmission went out. I am trying to figure out who I talk to. I am upset with the dealership I bought this car from becasue they should know all about this. Now they are telling me it is 3000 to fix and I do not have it. Has anyone had any luck with this issue getting resolved?
#24 of 30 Re: 2006 Mariner transmission [sassy20]
May 06, 2013 (5:07 pm)
I have a 2006 Merc Mariner with less than 50k miles on it and I keep all maintenance on it up to date completely. On Sat. it just stopped at a stop sign like I had put it in neutral. Today I had it towed to the Transmission shop to find that it will cost $3500 - $4000 to repair!!!!!!!!!!! Who has that kind of $$ these days???
#25 of 30 Re: 07 mariner [shadowmom61]
Aug 14, 2013 (1:05 pm)
I couldn't agree more. Purchsed the car in late 2010 with about 60k miles on it. Two weeks ago, something happened and every mechanic I've taken the car to says it's the tranny.
Ford HAS to know that this a common issue. That there hasn't been a recall or some effort to help the consumer is shameful.
It's class action time.
#26 of 30 Re: mercury mariner transmission problems [jazzy10]
Aug 14, 2013 (1:11 pm)
I guess it all depends on how much you need your vehicle to be reliable, and how much time you have to spend at the dealership. Just read the posts on this blog.
If you're going to accept the dealer's "repair," read the small print. 'Nuff said.
#27 of 30 Re: 07 mariner [noragloria]
Aug 14, 2013 (1:25 pm)
I am with YOU!!! Let me know if you move forward, I am on board. It cost me $4000 out of my retirement account.
#28 of 30 OMG I am sick to my stomach
Sep 21, 2013 (12:12 pm)
I brought a 2008 Mercury Mariner a little over yr ago, with my disability back pay, never owned a vehicle that was under 100000 miles on it this had 17000 on it when we purchased it. Now the transmission is slipping and it stalls at a stop, we have 45000 miles on it. I am so upset, reading all this and not knowing how we can ever recover. If There is anything we can do to get this out there to help others and ourselves. Please let me know.