Mercury Sable owners have reported 27 problems related to door (under the structure category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Mercury Sable based on all problems reported for the Sable.
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). . Read more...
See all problems of the 2003 Mercury Sable.
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.
1. Vehicle is still under manufacturer's 3 yr bumper to bumper warranty but they will not repair a rupture in the body (fatigue?) which has allowed the driver side door lock to come loose. The rupture is progressively increasing. Brought to attention of dealer, mall of georgia Ford in buford GA, tel. 770-932-4060, on 10-27-2003. Dealer promised to order part and call my wife at home on its arrival. I went out of the country for 4 months. My wife never rec'd any call. On my return, I called the dealer and was told "sorry! procedure has now been changed. Bring in vehicle, we'll photograph it, send it to Ford for a decision. After going through this procedure I was told "Ford does not acknowledge this to be a manufacturing defect" and will not pay. Talked to Ford Mercury people but they say the dealer decided that it was not covered under warranty, dealer says Ford Mercury made that decision. I am stuck in the middle trying to argue with both, with each side putting blame on the other. There is no damage to the body where the body rupture exists around the lock assembly hole in the door body: there has been no accident, nobody trying to jimmy open the lock to steal the cart ( an alarm is installed in the car) and I can find no other reason for the body to start splitting at the hole where the lock assembly fits. I need your help to have Ford Mercury live up to their warranty and, if appropriate, have a neutral party evaluate the problem. 2. On 5-31-2003 while driving the vehicle on I-75 about 30 mile se of atlanta, the vehicle started to skid when the brake was applied even though it has an abs system installed and a scrunching sound was heard as though metal was rubbing against metal. The same exact situation occurred again once more on hwy 29 near my home in lawrenceville, GA. This is a problem that occurs occasionally, not everytime that the brakes are applied, and has proved impossible to replicate whenever a mechanic has tried to diagnose it.
See all problems of the 2002 Mercury Sable.
The upper door hinge pin fell out, due to the pin lock washer breaking, causing the door to fall. The hinge is installed upside down with the stop guard on the bottom due to the fender being in the way to install it right side up. As such the flimsy lock washer which holds the pin broke off allowing the pin to work its way down. Upon inspection of the other door pins, 2 of the remaining 3 were broken but had not yet fallen off. The doors are potentially harmful to anyone opening them and having them drop on a child or senior as well as the possible strain if held onto under these circumstances. Dt.
While driving 35mph or more the passenger side door air bag deployed inadvertently. Dealer notified. Ts.
See all problems of the 2000 Mercury Sable.
I rented a Ford Sable from budget rent a car from 9-21-2002 thru 10-01-2002. On four occasions during that time, I cut my lower left leg rather severely (enough to produce running blood) on the car door. Upon closely examining the door, it is clear that the lower portion of it protrudes several inches inward in a sharply curved fashion with a very pointed tip. The door was not damaged in any way, and it opened and closed as intended. It is unrealistic to think that in 22 years of driving, that I would all of a sudden not know how to enter or exit an automobile. I've rented Mercury Sables on several occasions over previous years, and have never had that problem before in my life. I report that the car is a 2002 model, but it may be a 2003 model. It is my personal opinion that the matter warrants some investigation in order to prevent future injuries. **dimsii ivoq entry posted after 12/12/02 cut over to artemis**768041.
I rented a Ford Sable from budget rent a car from 9-21-2002 thru 10-01-2002. On four occasions during that time, I cut my lower left leg rather severely (enough to prodcue running blood) on the car door. Upon closely examining the door, it is clear that the lower portion of it protrudes several inches inward in a sharply curved fashion with a very pointed tip. The door was not damaged in any way, and it opened and closed as intended. It is unrealistic to think that in 22 years of driving, that I would all of a sudden not know how to enter or exit an automobile. I've rented Mercury Sables on several occaisons over previous years, and have never had that problem before in my life. I report that the car is a 2002 model, but it may be a 2003 model. It is my personal opinion that the matter warrants some investigation in order to prevent future injuries. Mr.
The vehicle will shut down without prior warning. And the slidding door will unexpectly open while traveling.
See all problems of the 1996 Mercury Sable.
This problem has happened over and over again. They fix it and it still keeps on breaking down. Driver door won't lock, roof light stays on, panel light indicating all doors are open stays lit. Then it goes off and then on. Its a continous thing that happens. Yesterday. 11-28-01 it would not start. I bought a new battery and sometimes it starts and sometimes it doesn't. Do I qualify to get a loaner vehicle until they find out what is wrong with it. They don't seem to have any answers yet. My vehicle is paid off since of last month. Erlinda l. Picazo.
Design of door has a sharp point which gashed consumer's leg. Consumer is researching for other incidents to bring forward to manufacturer.
Was driving along when the door came open by itself. After the door was shut the locks "locked " again. The door and others were already "locked". The same thing happend this morning except the door was just ajar it didn't completely open. I was traveling about 25 mph when it happened today. When I stopped and shut the door, the locks didn't reset or click as they did last night.
See all problems of the 1999 Mercury Sable.
Automatic power locks would intermittently unlock while driving. Appointment being made at the dealer.
See all problems of the 1997 Mercury Sable.
The door panels have been a problem on this vehicle since my ownership of the car. I keep taking it back to the dealership where I have my car serviced and they keep charging me for putting them back together. The never seem to last longer than 6 months.
Automatic lock on driver's side door does not stay locked. Consumer enters the automobile and locks all four doors. Once the engine starts, driver's side lock pops open. This occurs about 70% of the time when consumer starts the automobile. Also, area dealer have been receiving numerous complaints of the same problem with the same automobile.
Interior lights stay on & when this happens the electronic door lock malfunctions at the same time.
See all problems of the 1998 Mercury Sable.
Top of the door handle has sliced the consumer's daughter finger,and ripped the tip of the finger on the very sharp edges twice. Contacted the manufacturer, and they told the consumer to take the vehicle to a dealer.
When it rains the outside door handles fail. This only happens when it rains. This problem doesn't allow the consumer to get into the vehicle when it rains. Dealer has been contacted.
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Driver and passenger door handles defective.
The passenger door could not be opened from the outside.
The curved metal extension at the outer end of the bottom of the front doors protrudes too far out and makes closing the doors very dangerous when it comes to having your body and leg clear of this protrusion. My wife's leg was seriously gauged last night by this protrusion. The combination of this curved heavy metal protruded edge on the Mercury Sable wagon is made more dangerous as far as passenger safety goes as this car is also low to the ground. I think others should be made aware of the flaw in design of these passenger doors.
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.
Outside door handles failed. Also, windows steam up when defroster is first strated, cannot see outside of window.
Consumer complains that upon opening door right sharp corner edge of door strikes shin.
Intermittently when door is colsed and sometimes while driving interior light will stay on. Dealer has replaced wiring harness; however, problem still exists.
Door ajar light stays even though all doors are shut which causes dome and interior light to stay on. This can result in battery draining. When the door ajar light illuminates, the power window and power door locks fail.