Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The 2008-2011 Mercury Mariner has a dangerous problem with the power steering that Ford says they fixed when they didn't -- at least not 100%.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40 miles

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2008 Mercury Mariner cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2008 Mercury Mariner Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 102009


  • 40 miles


2008 Mercury Mariner with 40,000 miles on it has transmission leak caused by a faulty cooling condenser. I have heard of hundreds if not thousands of complaints such as this one in the Mariner and the sister car Ford escape. This repair is around 800 dollars and apparently there is no sign of a recall. I believe the part was modified in the 2009 models but this does little for me and those like me. New part can easily be defective down the road as well. Not repaired yet but if driven continually can me dangerous to car not to mention persons in vehicle.

- Lauderhill, FL, USA

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