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NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition: Switch Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,900 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Mercury Sable electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 172003

(reported on)


  • 15,800 miles


While driving inside dash light began to blink and then went out. Took to dealer, dealer replaced ignition switch.

- Charlston, WV, USA

problem #1

Sep 242001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When trying to start vehicle, the key would stick, dash is completely inoperable, consumer could hear something running and vehicle would become very hot, dash did not light up, so there was no warning, vehicle made a grinding sound. Took to dealer, ignition has been changed twice.. consumer states the power windows were inoperable, the radio did not work, there was no air conditioning or heat, the windshield wipers were inoperative, there was a noise coming from the flywheel, and the dashboard did not light up.

- New Bedford, MA, USA

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