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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,250 miles

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2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid miscellaneous problems

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2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #4

May 102015

Mariner Hybrid

  • 71,000 miles


Returning from Florida to Georgia and passed a vehicle at about 70mph and released the accelerator but vehicle kept accelerating. I pressed the brake pedal but vehicle kept accelerating. I pressed the accelerator again and vehicle finally stopped accelerating. Additionally, "stop safely now" message intermittently occurs at highway speeds and around town in traffic and slows the vehicle to perhaps 10-15mph and tells me to pull over. This has happened randomly at unspecific times and in heavy traffic which could be dangerous. I have concerns that this issue needs to be a recall from Ford since a lot of people are having the issue from forums online and it could result in wrecks and maybe even fatalities.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #3

Dec 062014

Mariner Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
The SUV lost all power while driving 70mph on the highway...everything went off including the engine. The dashboard led read pull over immediately.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #2

Mar 222014

Mariner Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
ABS and emergency brake light came on spontaneously. Braking abnormal and unable to stop vehicle. Braking system not working. Neutral and had to do shoulders to control vehicle and slow down gradually. Very dangerous!

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 062011

Mariner Hybrid

  • 65,000 miles
Vehicle's gas engine shut off on the freeway at 65 mph without warning leaving only the electric motor to power it. The reduced the maximum speed to 25 mph. Dealer said failure of the motor electronics cooling pump caused the loss of power.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

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