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%.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,061 miles

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2008 Mercury Mariner miscellaneous problems

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2008 Mercury Mariner Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 192007

Mariner 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,061 miles


Traveling through williamsburg, va en route to vacation when powertrain light illuminates and power steering is lost. Able to steer vehicle into parking lot to wait for tow. Had to find a way to get to the open rental locations to continue on trip, unload all luggage including a loaded roof rack into parking lot and reload when rental arrives an hour later. Car was towed the next day to the closest Mercury dealer who determines the problem was an incorrectly seated connector pin. Dealer secured pin and performed test on power steering module that received a pass.

- Chester Springs, PA, USA

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