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NHTSA — Electronic Stability Control Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
106,500 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2009 Mercury Mariner brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Mercury Mariner Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 012013

Mariner 4-cyl

  • 106,500 miles


I was on my way home in my 2009 Mercury Mariner and my car started slowing down and was acting as though it was going to cut off. There was nowhere immediately to pull off and it was a very dangerous road. Finally after 5 minutes of praying and trying to keep going (very slowly) I made it to pull over. I turned off the car and started again and was able to make it home. I am reading online where this happens often to these makes and model. Its a throttle module issue. I am going to take it to the dealership in town tomorrow, but I honestly am very disappointed and disgusted that I may have to pay for a issue that seems to be common in this car. I bought the Ford because it was american made and I felt it would be dependable. I am very discouraged. I usually try to stick with the brands I find to be the best and when purchasing in the future, I am unsure I can trust Ford if there are known issues with vehicles but nothing done about them for its customers. It like buy and good luck.

- Greenville, SC, USA

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