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7.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,760 miles

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2001 Mercury Sable electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 072004

Sable 6-cyl

  • 28,000 miles

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

While driving with my lights on, the lights in the dash went out. Then after 10 to 15 minutes, the lights came back again. This happened quite frequently. The car was taken to the dealer on 11/24/2003 and the dealer said that he fixed it but the lights in the dash kept going of and on occationally. The lights in the dash went off completely in October 2004. Took the car to the dealer again and the dealer said that it was a defective switch and replaced it on 11/24/2004. The same night the lights in the dash went out. I will be taking this car to the dealer again on the 5th of December.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jun 172003

(reported on)

Sable

  • 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 #3

Oct 122001

(reported on)

Sable

  • miles
The vehicle's wire, connnectors, steering wheel and underside of the dashboard exposed because of no panel protection.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #2

Oct 122001

(reported on)

Sable

  • miles
The vehicle's wire, connnectors, steering wheel and underside of the dashboard exposed because of no panel protection.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #1

Oct 202001

Sable

  • miles
Panel located underneath dash has cables and wires exposed and can be dangerous to children. Dealer has been contacted. The areas behind the dashboard go deep behind the instument panel. Children are also able to place their entire arm up and behind the entire dashboard.

- Metairie, LA, USA

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