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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,357 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.

2006 Mercury Mariner Hybrid brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Mercury Mariner Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #3

May 132010

Mariner Hybrid

  • 36,857 miles


Was slowing to make a turn and the anti-lock/skid kicked in on dry pavement. Continued to occur through day with service brake warning and service 4X4 warning coming on. Brakes were replaced, rotors turned & system bled. Al/S stick kicks in while going slow on occasion. It's like the brakes lock-up and release three or four times then everything is normal until the next time. Vehicle is a 2006 Mercury Mariner hybrid with 36900 miles. Hpa pump was replaced last year under warranty.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #2

Aug 032009

Mariner Hybrid

  • 51,000 miles
With the recent announcement of a software glitch on the Fusion and Milan hybrids, I have had similar occurrences on my 2006 Mercury hybrid, where it felt like I was trying to stop on wet leaves. It seemed like braking was fine initially, then it faded (as I described above) but with more pressure on the pedal, it did return to "normal" braking. This has happened only about 3 or 4 times of the 3 years of ownership, and I have not taken it to a dealer. I initially thought it was due to wet brakes, and thought nothing further of it. But given the recent recall by Ford, I thought it was necessary to at least report the occurrences. Date indicated is an approximation of one of the occurrences, which was just after I had surgery.

- Summit Hill, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 232009

Mariner Hybrid

  • 45,213 miles
The driver information display showed: Brake system failure. Took vehicle to dealership, and was told that the item was not covered by extended warranty that I purchased through dealer. The item that was found to cause the code is the wiring that controls the hydraulic pump for the ABS brake system. Although the brakes still function, but do not protect from locking up in an event of emergency braking.

- Bayfield, CO, USA

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