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Average Mileage:
18,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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2002 Mercury Sable accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2002 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 252009

Sable LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles


Take a Huntington Beach, CA city car to the Minnesota North Shore you can expect issues:

Although heated, the side view mirrors freeze in place and cannot be adjusted. Heats just enough to ice in place. Of course this cannot be good for the motor testing whether the mirror will move. Power windows freeze in place and cannot be used.

My mother inlaw kept a hammer under the seat because she worried she would not be able to escape the car in an accident due to the fact all doors automatically lock when you start to drive. We keep the hammer in case we are unable to get the frozen windows to power down.

- , Finland, MN, USA

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