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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,318 miles

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2004 Mercury Sable electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 112016

Sable

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Mercury Sable. The contact stated that the security light randomly flashed and the alarm randomly sounded within less than than two days of owning the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Rutherfordton, NC, USA

problem #4

Mar 012014

Sable

  • 95,000 miles
Car will not come out of park, nor will brake lights operate when pedal depressed. Exact symptoms as described in previous model year recalls. Only wayto get car out of park is to place in neutral after turning key in ignition to first avaialble position, then applying brake pedal to release shift lock. This is a recurring problem w/ a failed brake light switch assembly. It's too dangerous of a problem to not have a recall. Many other model vehicles have been recalled for the same exact problem. Why not this model?

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #3

Dec 062014

Sable 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
Car will not come out of park, nor will brake lights operate when pedal depressed. Exact symptoms as described in previous model year recalls. Only wayto get car out of park is to place in neutral after turning key in ignition to first available position, then applying brake pedal to release shift lock.

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 182013

Sable 6-cyl

  • 137,590 miles
Brake light switch at pedal faulty with same symptoms as recall NHTSA I.D. # 04V10600...brake lights won't activate when pedal depressed while driving or parked and when parked transmission range selector is stuck in park position. These symptoms could cause an accident from the rear and or leave family members stranded. Curiously this recall doesn't list the recalled switches part number and certainly Ford motors won't admit that a few were installed on 2004 models.

- Liberty Township, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 102005

Sable

  • miles
2004 Mercury Sable headlights go out and immediately come back on. This has happened four times, in complete darkness, each time in a cold vehicle in the morning within 3 miles of home. Three of these events occurred in relation to stopping, starting, or turning at stop sign. One event occurred at highway speed on straight hardtop road. Vehicle is under warranty and has been tested by the dealership where it was purchased and they were unable to find a mechanical or electrical cause.

- Copemish, MI, USA

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