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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
113,000 miles

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2003 Mercury Sable accessories - exterior problems

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2003 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 222006

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,000 miles


Do any new cars offer an automatic release of the rear door child lock device. This means that the child lock will automatically un-set upon impact of an accident so people in the back seat can quickly get out. I had an incident in a Mercury Sable where the back seat passenger was nearly burned because they could not get out of the back seat (get the rear door open). This kind of problem is described on a website in detail. Does any car have this feature for automatic child lock release after an accident ? I would like for my next purchase to have this feature.

- Hyannis, MA, USA

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