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NHTSA — Visibility: Defroster/Defogger System: Windshield: Heater Core Problems

4.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,227 miles

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2001 Mercury Sable accessories - exterior problems

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2001 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 092006

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I am having major heating issues that the heater core will not warm the car and the metal tubing began to leak at the T that is on the fire wall of the vehicle.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #2

Dec 152006

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,680 miles
- the contact owns a 2001 Mercury Sable with an odometer reading of 71750 miles. The contact stated that the hoses that ran through the heater core dry rotted and failed, which caused the vehicle to overheat. The contact was driving under normal conditions at 40 mph when the failure occurred. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer to have the problem repaired. The failure mileage was 68,680. The vehicle was leaking coolant at the tubes to the heater core. The front brake pads were very thin. Updated 04/12/07.

- East Amherst, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 022003

(reported on)

Sable

  • 1,000 miles
The vehicle's heat/air conditioner and defogger was controlled by one unit. The unit failed and was replaced 5 times. When the unit failed, the consumer was unable to clear the windows. This reduced driver's visibility.

- Boston, MA, USA

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