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4.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Mercury Sable AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2001 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 192007

Sable

  • miles

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

03/12/08 - auto temperature control does not work. A/C does not work and blows constant hot air. Car has been serviced twice by Ford dealerships who admit this is a common problem yet Ford has not reacted. Interestingly the A/C works for about 6 months after dealership diagnostics then goes hot. My guess it is an electronic component which, when moved / manipulated, makes connection for a short period of time. To repair the A/C, basically completely replacing the system, is $2500.

- Milford, MA, USA

problem #2

Apr 182007

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles
First the front passenger side leaked water during rain storms. I had that fixed last fall. Now the A/C blower motor needs replacement, and it was told to me that these two repairs are related. The cost for the 2001, Sable is $2500 in repairs. Ford needs to fix this problem. Recall #03V087000 and other complaint #10184014.

- Medford, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 192007

Sable

  • miles
Re:previous repair ted russell invoice # F1cs560238 dated: 1/19/2007 malfunctions that started February 28, 2007 are same as previously stated in referenced invoice as follows: 1)climate control blows hot air while on fresh air and ac 2)coolant light comes on; this usually happens with the malfunction of the ac control system referenced above. I can stop the car, turn everything off and in 15 seconds restart and light goes off. The coolant light will stay off as long as I keep the climate control off however; when driving for a distance (I.e. 30 miles) and then multiple start / stops in traffic the light will come on if I am running the climate control. Until the recent malfunction of the climate control Wednesday night (2/28/07) this coolant light has not come on since last repair to climate control. For information, the conditions outside were approximately 66 F. obviously I am upset with the continued problems I am having after this vehicle spent one week in your shop for previous repairs for the same malfunctions. Additionally, I am extremely dissatisfied with the recommended repairs made by ted russell qualified professionals as discussed with you during my phone conversation yesterday.

- Livingston , TN, USA

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