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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Cooling System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,012 miles

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2003 Mercury Sable cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2003 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 262005

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,012 miles


2003 Mercury Sable blower motor inoperable. Occurred in January as an intermittent issue. Motor failed completely in Mar 2005. Technical service bulletin issued effective 7/16/2004 states: 2001-2004 Taurus/Sable: Water in blower case-blower motor/resistor failure-vehicles built between 5/1/2003 to 12/15/2003. Some vehicles may exhibit water in blower case, resulting in leakage to interior passenger floor. Inspect and seal cowl area and install rain-hat. Inspect and replace blower motor. The blower motor was replaced as was the resistor. The cowl leak is not on recall even though it causes significant water damge to electrical components and interior passenger space. This is a manufacturer defect and should not be the burden of the consumer.

- Oak Island, NC, USA

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