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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Mercury Mariner transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Mercury Mariner Owner Comments

problem #2

May 202007


  • 61,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Mariner. While the contact was driving 55 mph the vehicle had suddenly began to surge forward causing the contact to apply the brakes in order to stop the vehicle from accelerating. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact had the transmission torque converter and throttle sensor replaced. The contact noticed prior that the rear end of the vehicle would jerk whenever it was driven up an incline. The current and failure mileages were 61000.

- Buena Park, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 272007

Mariner 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Mariner. While driving 55 mph, all the vehicle's warning lights illuminated and then the vehicle jerked and completely shut off. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who stated that the vehicle needed a transmission torque converter and would be unsafe to drive until the parts arrived. The current mileage is 22,127 and failure mileage was 18,000.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

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