NHTSA — Electrical System: Fuses And Circuit Breakers Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,400 miles

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2001 Mercury Sable electrical problems

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2001 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 112008


  • 113,700 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Mercury Sable. The vehicle is experiencing electrical system failure. Whenever it rains, the fuse box on the driver's side door gets wet. The interior lights remain illuminated in the passenger compartment. The current mileage was 113,754 and failure mileage was 113,700.

- Portage , IN, USA

problem #2

Jul 092005

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,500 miles
The contact states on occasion when he puts on the brakes instead of braking the car will accelerate and the engine will rev. Has to stomp on the brakes, turn off the ignition and/or put the car in neutral to get it to stop. The contact noticed this just after purchasing the car in June. It has gotten progressively worse. Vehicle is a 2001 Mercury Sable. The dealer cannot duplicate the problem. He has not talked to the manufacturer. The cigarette lighter was inoperative, the fuse was replaced.

- Champaign, IL, USA

problem #1

May 202001


  • miles
The car would not start even though the battery was not dead. After switching the remote entry back and forth from lock to unlock several times, the engine started. The engine simply stopped without warning several times at various speeds from 65 to about 20mph. The dealer claimed a contact in the fuse box was not long enough to make sufficient contact with the fuse. I also suspect the anti-theft device or ignition switch might be at fault.

- Hastings-On-Hudson, NY, USA

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