hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,143 miles

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problem #7

Jul 142016


  • miles
Was pulling into parking lot brakes went out totally no warning stopped by emergency brake have no brakes at all turning after 45 mph then to a stopligh intothe city's resturant

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #6

Dec 042015


  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mercury Sable. While driving 25 mph, the headlights failed to remain illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04V106000 (exterior lighting). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 102,000.

- La Porte, IN, USA

problem #5

Feb 192013


  • 167,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mercury Sable. The contact stated that the dome light would activate independently and only turn off only when the brakes were depressed. As the problem persisted, the door lights and the door locks started to malfunction. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 04V106000 (exterior lighting) but was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 167,000. The current vehicle was mileage was 180,000.

- Sgt. Bluff, IA, USA

problem #4

May 022012

Sable 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Wire harness failure in rubber boots from body of car to rear lift gate on station wagon model. Insulation cracking and wire breaking completely in flexible rubber boot causes erratic behavior and ultimate failure of high brake light, back up lights, license plate lights, rear windshield wiper, rear window defroster, open lift gate and open rear window safety sensors and stereo speakers. Insulation and wiring within boot has become brittle and fatigued. Clean breaks in wires from opening and closing lift gate are evident. Wires where insulation has broken through are coming in contact with other circuits where that insulation has broken through and results in "confusing" operation of lights. Ie put car in reverse and high brake light comes on - put foot on brake and high brake light goes out. Backup lights don't come on at all. Ie turn on rear windshield wiper and license plate light comes on. Wiring does not appear to have sufficient number of multiple internal copper strands or supple enough insulation to provide needed flexibility during regular opening and closing of rear lift gate. Believe this to be a latent safety defect. Manufacturer should have known during design that wiring in boot to station wagon lift gate would be prone to catastrophic failure with regular use.

- Delran, NJ, USA

problem #3

Sep 012010


  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mercury Sable. The contact stated that the brake lights independently illuminated without warrant. The brakes lights remained illuminated until the battery was drained. The manufacturer was contacted who did not offer any assistance. The contact was advised that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 04V106000 (exterior lighting:brake lights:switch). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 68,000.

- Eliot , ME, USA

problem #2

Apr 232009


  • 0 miles
Recall electrical inside lighting. Disc player shortening out, brake light switch coming on. This has been repaired twice what can be done to correct the problem?

- Euclid, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 262008


  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mercury Sable. The contact stated that the brake lights stopped working and the gear shifter failed. He referenced NHTSA campaign id number 04V106000 (exterior lighting:brake lights:switch). The dealer stated that the brake switch and wiring harness were faulty. They would not repair the vehicle according to the recall because his VIN was not included. The contact was informed that he would have to pay for the repairs. The failure mileage was 64,000.

- East Point, MI, USA