Mercury Sable owners have reported 8 problems related to ignition module (under the electrical system category).
The engine on my Sable wagon accelerates on its own after it is put into park, and many times before I take it out of park. It is very dangerous!.
See all problems of the 1998 Mercury Sable.
Immediately upon starting my 2000 Mercury Sable (car had been off and parked for 4+ hours), there was a loud explosion under the hood. It sounded like a sonic boom (people parked 2 cars away from mine thought someone had hit their car the percussion was so intense). Smoke/vapor was coming from under the hood. It was thought that there was a fire under the hood and I ran inside the establishment where I was parked and got a fire extinquisher. After getting the extinguisher, a concerned passerby asked that I open the hood. There was no fire but a lot of vapor. The intake manifold had blown up. There were 2 pieces that we found near the manifold and the manifold looked as if it had been split along its horizontal axis. The felt material underpinning the hood was ripped in several places. I called a Ford authorized service center where we have taken several vehicles over the years and they had it towed to their shop. It then had to be taken to a local Ford dealer since the service center said they did not "have the proper equipment to fix it". Upon investigation on the internet to see if there were any similar incidents on file, I found an article that was in the journal of the alliance of automotive service providers, aasp by mark giammalvo describing an incident identical to mine. There had been 2 "owner notifications" issued by Ford - 00b38 April 2000 and 00b55 in September 2000 that related to a pcm reprogramming that was needed. I did not purchase the vehicle until October 2000. According to the Ford dealership who repaired the vehicle one pcm reprogramming had been done in June 2000. The Ford dealership did repair the car: "replaced intake manifold & gaskets, updated calibration already set in pcm, no later calibration is available". My greatest concern over this incident is that if the hood had been open at the time the manifold exploded, there could have been serious injury to anyone nearby.
See all problems of the 2000 Mercury Sable.
I have a 2002 Mercury Sable w/ 40,000 miles on it. The car had to be taken back numerous times the hub caps fell off after the 6th time they replaced with alloy wheels. The right & left sway bar end links have been replaced. The altenator went out and was replaced. The transmission had to completely be overhauled. The powertrain control module replaed, the spark plug wire replaced, replaced processor and key. #4 plug wire shorting out caused coil to go bad and fouled #3 ac coil asy-ign replaced after fixing $3 & #4 showed up on power balance retest,but said road test was ok at this time suggested fel management. It scares me that so much can go wrong on a 2002 auto. I did have extended warranty on the altenator and transmission, but I would have hated to pay the $3028. 00 charge to fix the problem, I wasn't real happy to pay the deductible. The extended warranty got stuck paying even though I had the car in under orignal warranty for the same problem.
See all problems of the 2002 Mercury Sable.
Vehicle stalled repeatedly. The ignition module was replaced, however the problem recurred.
See all problems of the 1996 Mercury Sable.
The brakes, the pedal, the power train and transmission failed due to the computer malfunctions.
See all problems of the 2001 Mercury Sable.
Dealer replaced transmission. , then changed computer settings, fuel mileage cut by 1/3.
Pcm had to be reprogrammed. Nlm.
See all problems of the 1997 Mercury Sable.
Consumer believes the tfi module on this vehicle is faulty which causes it to stall while driving. Nlm.
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|Electrical System problems||
|Dash Wiring problems||
|Underhood Wiring problems||
|Ignition Module problems||
|Anti-theft Controller problems||
|Fuses And Circuit Breaker problems||