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Mercury Extended Warranty: Protection for Older, High-Mileage Cars

BY: Alex Perrone


Back in the day, Mercury was the entry-level luxury marquee from Ford. Now they’ve been defunct since 2011, with the last official model year was 2010. Parent company, Ford does what they can to support the Mercury vehicles still driving, but it is for this reason that Mercury owners should seriously consider a Mercury Extended Warranty.

Many Mercury drivers will think that reselling or trading in their car, is the better choice. The truth is that Mercury made outstanding vehicles, competitive with Buick and Oldsmobile. So Mercury vehicles could stay on the road for upwards of 200,000-miles if well-maintained.

Adding extended vehicle protection- commonly referred to as extended auto warranties, from a reputable provider- like Endurance, will be hugely beneficial to all Mercury owners. The manufacturer and their warranties can only continue to support Mercury vehicles for so long. And now that the brand is defunct, few third party-providers are willing to cover them.

Mercury drivers deserve to have the same kind of vehicle protection that drivers of other vehicles get. Because Mercury is now defunct and Ford is unwilling to continue to provide protection to their vehicles, it falls to independent providers to give Mercury owners this protection that is not otherwise available.

This article will explore everything Mercury owners need to know about the Mercury manufacturer’s warranty and what coverage options you have to continue to protect your vehicle from costly auto repairs.

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In the article below, we will address the following topics and questions:

  • What Was Covered by the Mercury Factory Warranty?
  • Mercury Manufacturer’s Warranty Expiration Dates.
  • How Much Does A Mercury Extended Warranty Cost?
  • Most Common Repairs on Popular Mercury Vehicles?
  • Shopping for Mercury Extended Car Warranties
  • Why Purchasing Direct Coverage from Endurance Is a Sound Investment for Mercury
  • What is covered with a Mercury extended car warranty?
  • Mercury Models that Qualify for Mercury Extended Auto Warranty Coverage
  • More About Mercury

Just because Mercury is a defunct brand does not mean you need to be without some extent of vehicle protection. There’s no need to resort to buying a new car for some peace of mind, Endurance can protect your functioning Mercury vehicle with additional benefits and more.

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When Mercury was still an active marquee, they followed Ford’s protection plan with some slight variation. They began with a Mercury Protection Program exclusive to new vehicles. Around 2010, when Mercury was nearing the end, they started to offer this on used Mercury vehicles no older than 2005 models.

Here are what Mercury’s coverage options were:


1999-2005 Mercury Vehicles: 6-Year 60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty
1999-2005 Mercury Vehicles: 2 Year 24,000-mile Bumper-To-Bumper Warranty
2005-2011 Mercury 3-year/36,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper
2005-2011 Mercury 5-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty with no deductible

Like all Ford backed-warranties, this coverage was primarily aimed at quality assurance instead of protection from breakdown costs.

Note that Ford stopped manufacturing and selling Mercury vehicles in 2010 before ending the marquee altogether in 2011. That means at most, new and used Mercury vehicles had their powertrain components covered up to 2016. Complete bumper to bumper coverage aimed at addressing factory defects only lasted up to 2014.

Powertrain coverage would have also completely ended by the year 2016. Which means that the most important parts and components of your Mercury vehicle are left unprotected. These parts of the powertrain or drivetrain include:

  • Engine
  • Transmission/Transaxle
  • Transfer Case
  • Drive Systems

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Mercury Models that Qualify for Mercury Extended Auto Warranty Coverage:

Grand Marquis Mariner Milan
Montery Mountaineer Montego

When Do the Mercury Manufacturer Warranties Expire?


When a driver purchased a new Mercury vehicle, it came with a Mercury powertrain warranty for up to 5-years and 60,000-miles, whichever came first. However, the last time that Mercury manufactured a new vehicle was back in 2010, for a “2011” model year. Which Mercury was later declared defunct in 2011.

This means that the final powertrain warranties would have expired as of December of 2016. And if you purchased your Mercury, pre-owned, you were likely left unprotected from the start.

If you want to know when your Mercury’s powertrain warranty expired, follow our chart below. If you want the more exact date of expiration, replace “January 1” with the date that you purchased your Mercury car, crossover, or SUV.

Mercury Manufacturer Car Warranty Expiration Dates:

Year Mercury Purchased:                                                     Mercury Warranty Expiration Date:

January 1, 2011 January 1, 2016 or 60,000-miles
January 1, 2010 January 1, 2015 or 60,000-miles
January 1, 2009 January 1, 2014 or 60,000-miles
January 1, 2008 January 1, 2013 or 60,000-miles
January 1, 2007 January 1, 2012 or 60,000-miles
January 1, 2006 January 1, 2011 or 60,000-miles
January 1, 2005 January 1, 2010 or 60,000-miles
January 1, 2004 January 1, 2009 or 60,000-miles
January 1, 2003 January 1, 2008 or 60,000-miles
January 1, 2002 January 1, 2007 or 60,000-miles
January 1, 2001 January 1, 2006 or 60,000-miles
January 1, 2000 January 1, 2005 or 60,000-miles

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How Much Does a Mercury Extended Auto Warranty Cost?

The Mercury Milan was the best reviewed Mercury vehicle from 2005 to the end of Mercury in 2011. By all accounts, it is a great car, and many publications believe that it would last well into higher mileages. Unfortunately, support and comprehensive coverage for it has all but disappeared when the Mercury brand ended in 2011.

Vehicle breakdowns are commonly referred to as “the unexpected,” but an extended warranty provides a sort of safety net for vehicle owners. The safety net that the Mercury warranty provided is gone, and drivers are now left to deal with issues entirely out of their own pockets unless they find coverage with a direct provider of vehicle protection.

Most Common Repairs on Popular Mercury Vehicles:

  1. Mariner (Water Pump Replacement): $317 to $584
  2. Milan (Alternator Replacement): $451 to $600
  3. Mountaineer (Head Gasket Replacement): $1,655 to $2,560

Those repairs above are all too common repairs and the cost of these repairs are a big deal. Those three parts are essential for keeping your car up and running. Not to mention that the youngest Mercury models are already hitting seven years, which is around the time when multiple parts failures occur.

These costs really add up over time.

In the following example, we’re using a Milan, since it was one of Mercury’s last truly new models and a top seller for the brand:

Repair Costs for Most Mercury Milan Common Repairs:

Water Pump Replacement from $711 to $1018
Head Gasket Replacement from $609 to $1343
Oil Pump Replacement from $834 to $1401
Alternator Replacement from $451 to $600
Door Window Motor Replacement from $286 to $435
Starter Replacement from $335 to $655

Your Mercury warranty has already expired. Fortunate Mercury owners might have a very long time before they need a repair, while unfortunate ones might not. The exact science for predicting when, where, and how a car will break down does not exist.

Once the unthinkable happens, no Mercury driver should be left vulnerable to the high cost of auto repair bills. That is why every Mercury owner should consider vehicle protection.

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Shopping for Mercury Extended Car Warranties


Ford dealers will often try to sell Mercury owners a plan from their local dealership. However, the truth is that they aren’t coming from Ford, but other providers. They merely charge extra as the cost of doing business and to maximize their profits. There’s also the fact that dealership-provided plans come with all sorts of limits and restrictions.

A Mercury protection plan from a reputable third-party provider can go beyond the scope of a Mercury extended car warranty to suit any Mercury driver’s unique driving habits and coverage needs.

Third-Party companies focus solely on vehicle protection. They don’t have the same restrictions when it comes to coverage and terms that automakers are limited to.

A Mercury vehicle protection from Endurance plan would not only cover the same repairs that the Mercury manufacturer’s warranty were designed for, but they can also cover more depending on what your Mercury car, SUV, or Crossover qualifies for.

Endurance makes it their business to protect Mercury drivers from both the high cost of repairs and eventual vehicle breakdowns. Endurance also strives to exist as an option for when a factory warranty plan is unavailable for drivers.

Endurance can go above and beyond Mercury warranties when it comes to providing all new and used Mercury owners vehicle coverage that includes:

  • Flexible Coverage Terms potentially up to 10 years or 150,000 miles.
  • Accepted by Any ASE Certified Mechanic, Not Just Mercury Service Centers.
  • 24/7 Roadside Assistance for Complete Peace of Mind Behind the Wheel.

In addition to the benefits listed above, Endurance makes it so that every plan is fully transferable. If you decide to pass that Mercury on to a new owner whether they are friend or family or even just a total stranger, that next driver who gets your pre-owned Mercury can have the same protection that you did.

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Purchasing Mercury Coverage from Endurance Saves Thousands

With extended vehicle coverage from Endurance, Mercury owners finally have protection.

Mercury may be a defunct brand, but that doesn’t mean that owners should have to think of their car as obsolete or a loss. Endurance can step in where Ford left off and ensure that Mercury vehicles have protection options.

The last Mercury to roll off the lot was in 2011, so the sooner you consider your extended vehicle protection options, the more likely will be completely protected from expensive auto repairs at the best possible price.

Benefits of Endurance Mercury Protection Plans

Endurance has been a leading nationwide provider of vehicle protection for more than a decade! Vehicle service contracts, commonly referred to as extended auto warranties, are hugely beneficial especially when you shop directly with us as opposed to working with dealerships. Beyond the coverage itself you also have other perks and privileges:

  • Payment options for any budget.
  • Award-winning customer service.
  • Your choice of a licensed mechanic.
  • Claims paid directly to the repair centers.
  • A risk-free 30-day trial period with a money back guarantee

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Mercury arguably overspent on quality control. That was one of the reasons Ford saw fit to close the brand and focus on their main luxury brand Lincoln instead. But Mercury vehicles are still well-made cars with parts that are no longer in production and as such most Mercury owners need the benefit of taking their vehicle to other repair shops with compatible aftermarket components.

Coverage from Endurance can cover repairs (including parts & labor) for the following components:

  • Air Conditioner
  • Brake Systems
  • Cooling System
  • Drive Axle Assembly
  • Electronic Components
  • Engine
  • Front & Rear Suspension
  • Fuel System
  • Transfer Unit
  • Transmission
  • Turbocharger / Supercharger

More Information on Mercury Factory Warranty:

Mercury has a history with Ford dating as far back as the 1930s. They once competed with the likes of Buick, Oldsmobile, and even some European brands like Volkswagen. At one time, the Mercury Cougar was even one of the most hotly demanded cars in the market. Unfortunately, the marquee is just a memory now.

Don’t neglect or forget your Mercury the way Ford did. Browse any of the sites we listed below to learn more about Mercury, Ford’s attempt at continued news and support as well as urgent repair and recall notices. Mercury deserves the chance to save instead of paying directly out of pocket for all too common repairs. That’s why you should check out all the information and buy with knowing that Endurance will continue to protect your Mercury for the road ahead.

Mercury Customer Service Phone Number: 1-(800) 392-3673

Mercury Company Website: Road to Mercury Vehicles

New/Used Mercury Auto Recalls (through Ford’s website): Ford Recalls and Field Service

General Recalls, Problems, and Defects:

Mercury Owner Reviews:

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*A Vehicle Service Contract (VSC) is often referred to as an “extended auto warranty”, but is not a warranty.  A VSC does, however, provide repair coverage for your vehicle after the manufacturer’s warranty expires. A VSC is a contract between you and an administrator that states what’s a covered repair and what’s not. Endurance is an administrator of VSCs and does not sell warranties.*

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