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:
3,700 miles

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2008 Mercury Mariner seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Mercury Mariner Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 292009


  • 3,700 miles


The air bag on my 2008 (purchased new in August 2009) Mercury Mariner deployed (no accident) Ford, in effect called me a liar but farmers insurance fixed the problem and did not charge the incident as an accident. I do not feel safe in this vehicle but as I have said before Ford while being very polite said this has never happened. That has the effect of calling me a liar but, there are articles that show that air bag deployment does happen.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

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