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2001 Mercury Sable AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2001 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 022002

Sable

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I'd like to report that the temperature control unit for my 2001 Mercury Sable is not functioning properly. In addition to the A/C not functioning in warm weather, the moisture is not removed from the windshield in cooler weather, causing a safety hazard from the windshield fogging. The tempature control unit only blows very hot air, no matter which tempature is selected. The vehicle has been in for repair four times; the last time was on 10/14/02, but no work was performed becuase the tsb has not been issued. I was informed by the dealership on 9/13/02 that this is a known problem and that Ford is working on a technical service bulletin. As far as I know, a tsb has not yet been issued for this problem, even though I am forced to drive the car with the windows fogged up. Ford seems unconcerned about the sefety hazard that this problem causes.

- Carlisle, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 122001

Sable

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When at a complete stop vehicle will suddenly accelerate without applying gas. A/C shut down while traveling. Consumer unable to start the vehicle, the wipers, A/C and blinkers failed due to electrical system failure.

- Farmington Hills, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 102002

Sable

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Electrical system shut down, loses all power. The auto has accelerated on numerous occasions while stopped in traffic. Teh air conditioner shut down while traveling, twice the vehicle experienced complete electrical shut down, on one occasion requiring the vehicle to be towed. Consumer is requesting a vehicle replacement and for the failures to be recalled.

- Farmington Hills, MI, USA

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