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3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,267 miles

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2003 Mercury Sable windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 012011

Sable

  • 16,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Mercury Sable. The contact stated that water was leaking into the vehicle from the cap above the cabin filter, which caused the blower motor to fail. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 03V087000 (visibility:windshield) but did not confirm if the vehicle was included in the recall. The manufacturer was not notified nor was the vehicle diagnosed or repaired. The current mileage was 17,000. The approximate failure mileage was 16,000.

- Schererville, IN, USA

problem #2

Dec 162008

Sable

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Mercury Sable. After severe rainy conditions, the front passenger side floor exhibited an excessive accumulation of water. There were no prior warnings. The contact discovered NHTSA campaign id number 03V087000 (visibility, windshield) which identifies the water leakage. The vehicle experienced the failures identical to the recall; however, it has not been determined if the vehicle identification number is included in the recall defect. The vehicle will be taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The failure and current mileages were 75,000.

- Cherry Hill, NJ, USA

problem #1

Nov 242008

Sable 6-cyl

  • 17,800 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Mercury Sable. While driving 25 mph in sleeting conditions, coming to a stop light the contact noticed that the heater was getting colder. The heater was set at 78 degrees at the time of the failure and, as a result, the front and rear glass fogged. The contact was unable to see through the glass and the defroster would not clear the glass. The contact had to drive and clean the windshield with a cloth in order to view the road. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop for inspection and they stated that the coil was filled with water, which caused the heater to fail. They further stated that it was due to a manufacturer defect. The vehicle is currently being repaired by a local repair shop at the cost of $500. The dealer has not been notified. The contact is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 17,800 and current mileage was 18,175. Updated 12/17/08.

- Johnstown, PA, USA

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