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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,250 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Mercury Sable lights problems

lights problem

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2003 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 232016


  • 98,000 miles


This car was repaired under NHTSA campaign 04V106000. The recall work failed, causing the brake lights to not come on, and the vehicle to not shift out of park.

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #3

Jan 192015


  • 151,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Mercury Sable. The contact stated that the brake lights failed to illuminate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04V106000 (exterior lighting). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 151,000.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #2

Mar 192014

Sable 6-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
My 2003 Mercury Sable has a faulty brake light switch which causes the brake lights to remain on. I found the recall notice online and contacted Ford who do not acknowledge the recall for my VIN number.

- Southbury, CT, USA

problem #1

Jan 132012

Sable 4-cyl

  • miles
Outside lights will not go off need new stop lamp and air filter both parts were recalled in 2004 and should be replaced with new for free [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Chicago, IL, USA

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