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1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,598 miles

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2002 Mercury Sable accessories - exterior problems

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2002 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 262014

Sable

  • 183,842 miles

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

Door latches in the cold weather under 25 degrees the door latches will not re-latch when opened until the car is warmed up. Did internet research and found that this problem has happened a lot and Ford will not do anything about it. Doors have flown open while people are driving because they didn't realize that the door didn't latch.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #3

Apr 012013

Sable 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
Doors lock and unlock while driving. Horn alarm goes off when car is parked. Warning light for open doors when doors are closed. Doors unlock and interior lights come on.

- White Deer, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 182010

Sable

  • 68,552 miles
Door locks keep popping up and down door light stays no panel.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 082010

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mercury Sable. The contact stated that all four doors on his vehicle remained unlocked whenever he was driving. Immediately after his vehicle was started the warning lights came on and the doors unlocked. The contact had to lock manually lock the doors. The Ford manufacturer stated that they would not repair the vehicle; however, they offered the contact no explanation. The dealer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 94,000. Updated 3/10/10 updated 05/10/10

- Huntingtoin Beach, CA, USA

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