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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Cooling System: Fan Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,875 miles

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2003 Mercury Sable cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2003 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 012005

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Mercury Sable. The fan motor chirped when the fan was activated. The dealer stated that the fan motor was leaking water and they made the repair. However, the failure recurred and the air conditioner malfunctioned. The dealer stated that the A/C blower motor was rusted due to water leakage. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 03V087000 (visibility:windshield). The failure mileage was 51,000 and current mileage was 80,000.

- Macomb , MI, USA

problem #3

Feb 092007

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,500 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Mercury Sable. The contact stated that the windows fogged up and the defogger failed to activate. The driving visibility was reduced as a result. Prior to the defogger failing the contact noticed water on the driver's side floor. The vehicle was still having this failure, and vehicle has not yet been inspected by the dealer. There was recall # 03V087000 concerning visibility:windshield, but the contacts vehicle was not included. The current mileage is 42,000, and failure mileage was 40,500. The consumer stated the fan motor caused by consistent water intrusion into the vent. The consumer provided a copy of the repair invoice and receipt. Updated 07/06/07

- Davie, FL, USA

problem #2

May 111975


  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
Water leak in the front passenger cowl and has caused my blower motor to short and am no longer able to use it.

- Saint James, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 302004

Sable 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I feel this is a safety issue due to the time of year. The vehicle di not have heat due to a the failure of the heater fan. The vehicle is only a year old and this is not covered under warranty. I feel that something like this should be looked into due to the age of the car and the fact that this component should be covered at no charge.

- East Syracuse, NY, USA

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