2005 Mercury Mariner Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Mercury Mariner

2005 Mercury Mariner Problems

Knock/Pop Noise from the Steering Column when Turning

Looseness in the steering shaft and steering shaft coupling U-joint can cause a knocking / popping noise from the steering column when turning. The steering shaft and coupling U-joint will need to be replaced.

Whining From Front While Driving – 20-45 mph

A whining from the front while driving may be caused by the front axle shafts. This would be felt between 20 and 45 MPH, and the half shafts can be replaced with revised dampened axles.

Knock Noise from Steering When Turning, Going Over Bumps

A defective power steering return line can cause a knocking noise when turning or going over bumps, especially when the engine has reached normal operating temperature. The power steering return line should be replaced.

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2005 Mercury Mariner Questions

i keep getting message ;passenger rear door ajar. The door is closed and locked. (2 answers)

At any given time, while driving, the message center beeps and says rear passenger door ajar. This causes the interior lights to flash. The door is closed and locked while i'm driving. I can't lock the car when it's parked, the alarm will sound at any unpredictable time, so I have ...

no heat flush or replace heater core (1 answer)

3 alternators in 1 month. now i am told it was caused by the ecm could this be (1 answer)

act likes .running out of gas loose all eletrical power. try to start battery dead get jumped off starts just fine but will not pull out. eng. dies battery dead. this has happen 3 times the last time it only went 2 weeks now i am tols it is the ec burning out alternators.

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2005 Mercury Mariner Recalls

Shift Lever Disengages From Transmission

For a vehicle that has had a remanufactured Ford automatic transmission installed, the shift lever bolt may be loose, allowing disengagement of the shift lever from the transmission. Dealers will inspect the transmission and either tighten the shift lever bolt or replace the shift lever assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Inadequate Head Protection in the Event of a Crash

Inadequate head protection may be an issue at the left a-pillar (windshield) trim area. In the event of a crash, personal injury to vehicle occupants may occur. Dealers will make modifications to the energy absorbing material located above the headliner in the affected area. This recall is scheduled to begin on May 19, 2006. The Ford recall number is 06C12.

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2005 Mercury Mariner Reviews

I have about 140,000 miles on my car. This has been a great investment. The only problem I am having now are; the oxgyen sensors are bad. I am having a hard time trying to replace it. This has been an excellent buy. I am very happy I purchased this car.
The back hatch piece that covers the lifting lever just cracked off for no good reason. A friend at work saw this, and he stated the same happened to his mother-in-laws. I'm also having an interior moisture problem where the driver and passenger front windows rattle, which allows water to leak inside. The car has 79,000 miles. I wish I didn't have the above two issues because I like the ride an...
This was my first new car out of college so I don't have anything else decent to compare it to. Bought used at 15,000 miles. At 40,000 I had to replace the power steering pump which at the ford dealer was close to $1,000. Was told that there was a potential for the rack to be damaged which would have added another $1,000. Lucky for me that wasn't the case. Other than that no real big pro...

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