really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,250 miles

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2003 Mercury Sable body / paint problems

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2003 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 222006

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,000 miles


Do any new cars offer an automatic release of the rear door child lock device. This means that the child lock will automatically un-set upon impact of an accident so people in the back seat can quickly get out. I had an incident in a Mercury Sable where the back seat passenger was nearly burned because they could not get out of the back seat (get the rear door open). This kind of problem is described on a website www.carsafetyusa.com in detail. Does any car have this feature for automatic child lock release after an accident ? I would like for my next purchase to have this feature.

- Hyannis, MA, USA

problem #1

Mar 222004

Sable 6-cyl

  • 13,500 miles
The consumer received recall 04V105000 regarding air filter paper. The dealer claimed that the recall part was replaced, but the consumer insisted that it wasn't replaced. The consumer found that the original air filter was still in the vehicle. The service dealer fixed the air leak in the drivers side door and replaced the air filter.

- Lorain, OH, USA

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