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1998 Mercury Sable body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 012000


  • miles


Interior lights stay on & when this happens the electronic door lock malfunctions at the same time

- Lemoore, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 052001

(reported on)


  • miles
Intermittently when door is colsed and sometimes while driving interior light will stay on. Dealer has replaced wiring harness; however, problem still exists.

- Youngsville, LA, USA

problem #2

Mar 232001

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Door ajar light stays even though all doors are shut which causes dome and interior light to stay on. This can result in battery draining. When the door ajar light illuminates, the power window and power door locks fail.

- Lehighton, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 191998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Top of the door handle has sliced the consumer's daughter finger, and ripped the tip of the finger on the very sharp edges twice. Contacted the manufacturer, and they told the consumer to take the vehicle to a dealer.

- Wyncote, PA, USA

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