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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%.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,125 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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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 #6

Jul 172015

Mariner

  • 78,550 miles

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

Air bag warning light on dash instrument panel stays on, indicating that air bag is not activated,

- Schenectady, NY, USA

problem #5

Jul 172015

Mariner

  • 79,600 miles
Passenger airbag warninglight in instrunment cluster stays on. The airbag is currently deactivated. This item is not covered under the waranty. Why not?

- Schenectady, NY, USA

problem #4

Aug 012014

Mariner

  • 82,000 miles
When I come to a complete stop there is vibration coming from where the air bag is. I have noticed this the past few months and it is constant every time I am at a stop. This only happens when I have a passenger and the air bag light goes off.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #3

Jun 032014

Mariner

  • 101,000 miles

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

Seat belt was able to save me in the accident but air bags never deployed after hitting concrete almost head on. Air bag sensor malfunctioned and light turned in but did not deploy.

- Schenectady, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 292013

Mariner

  • 83,600 miles
Driver's side door was struck by a Chevy astro cargo van going approximately 70 miles per hour on the highway (D.C. beltway) and the side airbags did not deploy. A Maryland state trooper (who saw the car) and the mechanic at the auto repair shop where the vehicle was towed both said the airbags should have deployed. Both said if the airbags had worked, the driver would not be as severely injured.

- Severn, MD, USA

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problem #1

Oct 152009

Mariner 4-cyl

  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercury Mariner. The contact stated the air bags involuntarily deployed while driving approximately 5 mph. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. The contacts insurance company was also unable to determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 2,000 and the current mileage was 30,635. Updated 06/16/11 the consumer stated as he was entering a small driveway to a store, the air bag suddenly deployed. He then hit a curb and damaged the oil pan. Updated 12/05/11

- Mesa, AZ, USA

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