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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
115,000 miles

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2005 Mercury Mariner lights problems

lights problem

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2005 Mercury Mariner Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 152014


  • 150,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Mariner. While driving approximately 60 mph, the exterior headlights failed. The contact switched to the automatic light system. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed as a light switch failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Monroe, MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 012013

Mariner 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
I was driving to work and my head lights went off. I have paid 3 different mechanics to fix this problem and it has only gotten worse. I even paid aamco over $500 to fix this and they ended up giving me my money back. And now the whole lighting system pops on and off including back lights and running lights. My back wind shield wiper no longer works and my door ajar light stays on..I like my truck but I don't know how to fix this problem. I work 21 miles from my home and I work night shift. This is dangerous on the highway. I pray ever night I can get to work safely with out my lights going out on me. I cannot afford another car right now. Please help me.

- St.Louis, MO, USA

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