2006 Mercury Mariner Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Mercury Mariner

2006 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.

Transmission Fluid Leaks from Transmission Oil Cooler

The transmission oil cooler may develop a leak, which will require replacement to repair.

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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2006 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.

Hybrid System May Overheat And Cause Stalling

The coolant pump for the hybrid system may fail, resulting in the hybrid system shutting down, and the vehicle losing power. Dealers will inspect and replace the original motor electronics coolant pump free of charge to correct the concern.

Ford Recalls Multiple 2006 Vehicles Due to a Lack of Lubricant on the Wiper Motor Shaft Gear

Ford recalls 2006 E150, E250, E350 Escape, Expedition, F150, Ranger, Taurus, Lincoln Navigator, Mercury Mariner, and Mercury Mountaineer due to a possible lack of lubricant on the wiper motor output shaft gear. Eventually, loss of wiper function will result. Dealers will grease the wiper motor gears as necessary.

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2006 Mercury Mariner Reviews

Has been a great car. Drive it every day for work. Done regular maintenance and have had no problems.
I bought this car and have loved every min of it. But, when it hit 70000 miles, the tranny went out. The dealership said it was due to not flushing the transmission. So, I suggest doing what they say and save yourself 5000. Thats what they charge. The flush is scheduled every 30000 miles.
VERY expensive to repair... when the transmission goes, its gone. Mechanic described it as looking like a grenade went off. $3300 all said and done. Even the alternator cost $400. Great little car in the snow, but the things just too expensive to repair...

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