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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,750 miles

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2001 Mercury Sable body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 082008

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


In early 2007 the paint on my 2001 Mercury Sable ls started to bubble/blister up on the roof next to the driver's side rear window trim. Shortly after I started to notice that both rear wheel housings also had bubbles/blisters in the paint and are now showing rust. I figured it was just bad luck and was stuck because the warranty expired but then last weekend I was parked in front of another 2001 Sable ls and walking by it I noticed that strangely it had the very same paint blistering and rusting in the exact same places as my car. I suddenly realized that this has to be a defect and its not just my car. I went on the internet and on there's alot of information about this very problem my car and many others are experiencing due to aluminum corrosion caused by iron particles working their way into the aluminum body part prior to it being painted. Now knowing this is not age or "normal wear and tear" or lack of proper care I expect forddlincoln Mercury to fix my car at no expense to me.

- Romulus , MI, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Feb 222005

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Blower failure and standing water on driver's and passenger's floor boards.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 252002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The steering wheel vibrated while in idle, the structure of the vehicle rocked back and forth or from side to side. Vehicle also picked up speed on its own without pressing the accelerator.

- Camden, NJ, USA

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