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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Mercury Sable electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 132007

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles


Since 2005, lights go out when in automatic mode, especially in rain and snow conditions. This has been checked three times by dealers but they could not find anything to repair. Driving at night and in limited visibility due to weather and then have the lights go off is an extremely unsafe position to be. The car occupants and other stakeholders are placed in jeopardy with this unresolved problem on the 2002 Mercury Sable.

- Bridgeport, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 012004


  • miles
Vehicle shuts down at highway speed without warning. Dealer was not able to duplicate the problem. The theft light came on as well as the ABS light when the vehicle shut off. The consumer was told the idler air control was bad and had to be replaced. When the vehicle stalled for the third time, the ABS light did not illuminate, but the battery light along with other lights which displayed pictures did illuminate. The dealer had no idea what the problem was.

- Woodburn, OR, USA

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