Mercury Sable owners have reported 12 problems related to power window (under the visibility category).
At about 100,000 easy highway miles, we had to replace the torque converter, then the entire transmission, plus for the last two years minor engine repairs to the tune of about $350 every other month, the window won't go down anymore, and now--4 months after the transmission replacement--we have lost overdrive and the engine light is on, again! we have never had a car with this many problems, and will never buy a Ford/Mercury anything again. Our suburban was more reliable.
See all problems of the 1997 Mercury Sable.
I should have learned that Sable was a bad car after the engine of my mother's '87 Sable exploded, caught fire and busted through the floor of the car beside the gas pedal and brake (1993). Luckily she was not in the car. The engine had been off and sitting in park for five minutes when this happened. I bought my 97 Sable in 2001. I have never had a car with so many constant problems. I spend about $1200 a year fixing it continually. I'm currently having electrical problems with the radio going out while in reverse or when I press the brake. The window on the passenger side won't move up or down unless the driver and the passenger press the buttons at the same time. The interior light stays on, so we have to unplug the fuse to get it to go off. The seat belt safety light and the window button lights keep clicking on and off. Once again, the steering wheel is hard to turn even though the power steering fluid is at the right level. I have to get the wheels aligned several times a year. The car always makes a humming noise and does not block out the sound of wind. The shoulder straps of seat belts alway lock into place too tight. Name the problem. . . I've probably been through it. I will never buy another Ford/ Mercury again even if it is the #1 selling car.
Grunting noise from driver side power window when in the full up position.
See all problems of the 2003 Mercury Sable.
After several attempts to get power windows repaired I have finally been somewhat satisfied, although I still experience some sticking and annoying wind noise. I did ask ruston Ford, Lincoln, Mercury in ruston, la when I had the windows repaired about the front bumper paint peeling/flaking and was told that it was not covered under warranty and there were no recalls on the problem. I recently searched several auto repair and supply stores for some type of touch up paint and were told by several reputable sales people that they had seen several customers like myself with the same problem(peeling/flaking paint) on the same type of vehicle and was also told that I could order the paint throught the local Ford Lincoln Mercury dealership, but the problem would most likely reoccur. After my dealings with the ruston Ford, Lincoln, mecury dealership in ruston, la I have no desire to do any type of business with them ever again!, nor will I consider purchasing any Ford or Mercury vehicle in the future. I have owned 6 vehicles in the past 12 years: Chevrolet corsica Mitsubishi eclipse Chevrolet blazer Toyota forerunner Toyota camry -------of these six vehicles I can honestly say that my Mercury Sable has by far exceeded any problems and poor service experience I have ever recieved!!!! on August 15th I had my oil changed and was told by the technician that there was a hissing noise coming from my air conditioner which could be signs of yet another problem in the future. All I am asking for is a little old fashioned honesty and trust in someone that will tell me whether these problems are covered under a defect or recall claim. I look forward to hearing from someone soon. Thank you, leslie s evans.
See all problems of the 2000 Mercury Sable.
When trying to start vehicle, the key would stick, dash is completely inoperable, consumer could hear something running and vehicle would become very hot, dash did not light up, so there was no warning, vehicle made a grinding sound. Took to dealer, ignition has been changed twice. . Consumer states the power windows were inoperable, the radio did not work, there was no air conditioning or heat, the windshield wipers were inoperative, there was a noise coming from the flywheel, and the dashboard did not light up.
See all problems of the 2001 Mercury Sable.
Airbag and abs lights on control panel come on intermittently. Happens when consumer uses power windows. When brakes are depressed, all dash lights go dim. Vehicle has not been involved in an accident.
The failure of the window motor was not to do with a fuse or window in locked position and remedied itself a few days after problem. No mechanical replacement was needed and there have been no further problems with the passenger window. The driver window is not functioning and in the down position. After exhausting all other options the diagnosis is the motor as being the culprit.
Vehicle had been parked in garage. Wife started car in order to back out when rear window shattered or exploded without warning. Glass exploded outward covering the intire rear half of the vehicle's interior. No injuries.
See all problems of the 1998 Mercury Sable.
Power steering goes on and off at will, causing consumer's windows not to operate. Problem still occurs after vehicle had been taken in for repair.
See all problems of the 1996 Mercury Sable.
At times, power window is inoperable, consumer states a hit to the center of the door panel causes it to work.
Consumer has had a difficult time rolling windows up or down . They would lock. Dealer and manufacturr have been notified. Mechanic has repaired window defect 6 times, and had not fixed the defect.
Key pad failed. Yh.