hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,055 miles

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2006 Mercury Mariner steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Mercury Mariner Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 302016


  • 160,000 miles


The front sub-frame has completely rusted out. We live in a salt zone (Michigan). There is also visible corrosion throughout the exterior. We were driving and the front passenger wheel started bowing out and we started vibrating. We got to safety before anything happened.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #4

Dec 042013

Mariner 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Stop at a red light the fuel peddle got stuck would not accelerate. Finally the Mariner started moving then had to come to a stop for stop sign same thing happened. Took it to the shop said the "throttle" was broken on this. This is a very dangerous can't drive it with the throttle being broken. Never had a problem with a throttle on any of my pass cars. Tracer, ls mustang I have these cars over the years. Bought all of my cars from the same dealership.[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #3

Sep 102012


  • 18,473 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mercury Mariner. The contact stated that he noticed a stain on the driveway and took vehicle to dealer for inspection. The dealer diagnosed that the high pressure power steering hose was leaking power steering fluid. The vehicle was not repaired, part was not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred the contact to dealer. The failure and current mileage was 18,473.

- Arlington , MN, USA

problem #2

May 302010


  • 71,000 miles
I had the power steering pump and rack replaced at separate times during the warranty period on my 2006 Mercury Mariner. This was between January 2008 and December 2008. Now they are failing once again. Should there be a recall on these items?

- Madison Heights, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 152006

Mariner 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 800 miles
: the contact stated while driving 25 mph the steering pulled hard to the left and got worse at higher speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealership for inspection. They aligned the front wheels and elongated the bottom bolt of the strut to the knuckle, however the problem still exists. The manufacturer was alerted. After four attempts to correct the problem, the dealer finally stated that was the way the vehicle was designed. Updated 03/20/06.

- Southgate, MI, USA

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