2003 Mercury Mountaineer

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2003 Mercury Mountaineer Reliability Rating

KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Significant Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are the failure of one or more Spark Plugs breaking off during removal, the Ignition Coils and Boots (4.6L), the Idle Air Control Valve, the Differential Pressure Feedback EGR Sensor, and Camshaft Position Sensor. The cost to repair the broken Spark Plug(s) range from $50.00 to $200.00 for parts and $65.00 to $1100.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Ignition Coils and Boots is estimated to be $103.00 for parts and $32.50 for labor for each defective coil. The cost to repair the Idle Air Control Valve is estimated to be $70.00 for parts and $45.50 for labor. The cost to repair the Differential Pressure Feedback EGR Sensor is estimated to be $31.00 for parts and $32.50 for labor. The cost to replace the Camshaft Position Sensor is estimated at $39.20 for parts and $19.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Transmission & Driveline

Significant Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle when equipped with 4 Wheel Drive is failure of the 4 Wheel Drive System. The cost to repair the 4 Wheel Drive System is estimated to range from $50.00 to $600.00 for parts and $65.00 to $195.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Steering & Suspension

Significant Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Front Wheel Bearing Hubs. The cost to repair the Front Wheel Bearing Hubs is $328.00 each for parts and $84.50 (AWD) or $58.50 (RWD) each for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Brakes

Moderate Problems An occasional problem with this vehicle is failure of the Differential Speed Sensor or related wiring. This can result in a loss of 4 Wheel Drive operation, improper shifting of the Transmission and ABS operation. The cost to replace the Differential Speed Sensor or repair the wiring is estimated to be $50.00-$200.00 for parts and labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Starting & Charging

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Accessories

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Overall

3 out of 5 3 out of 5

*Repair costs are based on a flat rate of $65.00 per hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Reliability History
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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
Click year for details: 2002 2003 2004 2005
Engine Moderate Problems Significant Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Transmission & Driveline Minimal Problems Significant Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems
Steering & Suspension Minimal Problems Significant Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Brakes Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Accessories Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Overall 5 out of 5 3 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
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