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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
150 miles

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2004 Mercury Sable miscellaneous problems

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2004 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 012004

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150 miles


The problem started with the smell of something burning coming through the air vents. This happens only on ocassion and when then vehicle slows down or is stoped. I recently have seen smoke coming from the vents with the smell. And more recently smoke coming from under the hood. Upon investigation I could not see any burning or smoke. The dealer so far has not been able to find the problem I'm afraid it may lead to a car fire or health problems from the polluted air entering the vehicle

- Kings Park, NY, USA

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