2005 Mercury Mariner Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Mercury Mariner
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2005 Mercury Mariner ProblemsKnock/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.
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.
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.
2005 Mercury Mariner Questionsi 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 ...
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.
2005 Mercury Mariner RecallsShift 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 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.