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.

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CarComplaints.com 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%.

9.5

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,094 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Mercury Mariner engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Mercury Mariner Owner Comments

problem #2

May 092008

Mariner 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,094 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Mercury Mariner. While driving approximately 10 mph on normal road conditions and proceeding to a stop, the engine stalled unexpectedly. The vehicle restarted after several attempts with a loud noise coming from the transmission. There were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. In addition, there was excessive oil leakage from the gasket. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on four occasions, but they were unable to duplicate the failures. The vehicle has not been repaired. The contact was concerned of the safety risk involved. The failure mileage was 1,094 and current mileage was 7,000. Updated 12/1/08 updated 12/05/08.

- Sun City Center, FL, USA

problem #1

May 082008

Mariner

  • 1,094 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercury Mariner. While driving approximately 10 mph on normal road conditions, the vehicle came to a complete stop and stalled when attempting to accelerate. The vehicle restarted after several attempts and the transmission made a loud noise. There were no warning indicators illuminating on the instrument panel. In addition, there was an excessive oil leakage coming from the gasket. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on four occasions, but they could not duplicate the failure. The vehicle has not been repaired. The contact was concerned of the safety risk involved. The failure mileage was 1,094 and current mileage was 7,000.

- Sun City Center, FL, USA

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