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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,000 miles

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2008 Mercury Sable body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 262010


  • 63,000 miles


The drivers side heated seat died shortly after I purchased this vehicle. This was one of the selling points for me, I had it replaced and the replacement didn't make it through the winter of that year. I didn't realize this was a problem common with the Sable. I cannot afford to have it replaced again. Is this a fire hazard. I am also having a terrible peeling and chipping problem with the paint.

- Plover, WI, USA

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