Door Latch Problems of Mercury Sable
Mercury Sable owners have reported 9 problems associated with door latch (under the latches/locks/linkage category).
#1 - Door Latch problem of the 2003 Mercury Sable
The car is a 2003 Mercury Sable. Crash was involved with this problem. 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). The failure date was Oct. 22, 2006.. Read more...
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#2 - Door Latch problem of the 2000 Mercury Sable
2000 Mercury Sable and 2002 Ford taurus door latch freezes in the winter. Consumer states that the door latch freezes and will not latch closed after being opened. *****
the consumer stated later in the day, when the weather warmed up, the latches operated normally. This issue happened on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 1901.
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#3 - Door Latch problem of the 1999 Mercury Sable
The incident I am writing about relates to the electric door locks on the 1999 Mercury Sable. After many months of having passenger side door locks not responding to the driver or passenger side controls, I took the car in for repairs to my local mechanic. $450 later the mechanic was able to replace the problem parts with the statement that Mercury was having a lot of problems with this series of locking mechanism's and it appeared Mercury had a wide spread, pervasive problem. I consider this an unsafe condition as it prevents the driver from insuring that all doors are locked when transporting young children without the driver exiting the vehicle or crawling across to the opposite side to lock the passenger side doors. What can be done to track this problem and how can Mercury be required to consider this a recall issue and take steps to correct and replace the door locking mechanism?. This door latch problem happened on Saturday, January 10, 2004.
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#4 - Door Latch problem of the 1998 Mercury Sable
The vehicle involved is a 1998 Mercury Sable. Persistent problem with many Mercury/Ford cars and trucks. Faulty door sensors indicate unsafe condition (doors not close/latch). Two very serious safety conditions result from this false indication:
(a) the driver ignores the false indicator which puts the driver and all occupants at risk when an actual unsafe condition does exist. (b) the interior lights are illuminated while driving and cannot be extinguished. This restricts night time visibility and causes an unsafe condition to exist. (c) the driver's door cannot be locked. This presents a potential security issue to the driver. These faulty sensors (or faulty design) have been installed in Mercury/Ford products for a number of years. The failure date was February 28, 2004.
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#5 - Door Latch problem of the 1997 Mercury Sable
The car is a 1997 Mercury Sable. When driving vehicle overheated which prevented clutch from going into gear. Also, passenger's side rear door would not open from either inside or outside. Consumer has contacted the dealer. The cam shaft sensor was broken. The torque converter failure. It was Friday, Sep. 1, 2000 when this door latch issue occurred.
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#6 - Door Latch problem of the 1997 Mercury Sable
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Mercury Sable is 1MELM55U8V_. The vehicle involved is a 1997 Mercury Sable. In cold weather, the driver's side door will shut, but not latch until the vehicle is driven 3-4 miles with the heater on full blast. The failure has occurred for the past two winters. The dealer stated that it was the contact's responsibility. When the driver's side door is shut, one of the trim panels detaches from the interior door panel due to deterioration of the plastic attachments (christmas tree). He was informed not to worry about the failure because it was not harmful. The rear driver's side door does not latch because the plastic mechanism does not work properly. The contact has to manually work the door handle to reactivate the latch. The dealer stated that this was not an issue, and that the door needed to be taken apart and relubricated at his expense. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 95,000 and failure mileage was 94,000. Updated 04/21/08. This problem occurred on 12/15/2006.
#7 - Door Latch problem of the 1996 Mercury Sable
The car involved is a 1996 Mercury Sable. The VIN of this vehicle is 1MELM50U3T_. Anytime the weather gets under 32 degrees outside door handles freeze up. The dealer has tried to correct this problem four times. Door handles continue to freeze up, replacement of the inner door switch mechanism necessary to complete repair, design of the plunger that is metal results in freezing, replacement of the plunger with plastic rectified situation.
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#8 - Door Latch problem of the 1996 Mercury Sable
The car is a 1996 Mercury Sable. Interior system warning light comes on, indicating that the door is open when door is actually shut. Dealer has been contacted.
#9 - Door Latch problem of the 1996 Mercury Sable
The vehicle having this issue was a 1996 Mercury Sable. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1MELM50UXT_. The driver's door lock did not function properly. It constantly jammed not allowing consumer to open the door. This door latch problem happened on Thursday, April 3, 2003.
Other Latches/locks/linkage related problems of Mercury Sable:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Door Latch problems||9|
|Hood Latch problems||3|
|Hatchback/liftgate Lock problems||2|