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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,612 miles

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2005 Mercury Sable accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #2

May 042008

Sable 6-cyl

  • 43,225 miles


Blower motor failed, water leak on passenger carpet. Very common issue that Ford will not address. Service was done to replace blower motor, wiper cowl, cabin filter, and rain hat extension at owner's cost. Parts replaced were same as original so failure is likely to occur again.

- Plymouth, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 012008


  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Sable. The contact stated that the heating and air conditioning failed in her vehicle. The dealer stated that a faulty cal gasket caused fluid to leak into the motor blower, which was the cause of the failure. The motor blower was replaced at the cost of $528. The manufacturer will not assist with the repair cost because the vehicle was out of warranty. The failure mileage was 36,000.

- Shrewsbury , MA, USA

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