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2003 Mercury Sable Engine Problems

23 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2003 Mercury Sable. 7 of these members (30.4%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 9 engine repairs to 2003 Mercury Sables--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2003 Mercury Sable problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Percentage of 2003 Mercury Sable repairs by problem area

Chart based on 36 repairs.

2003 Mercury Sable engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 11 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2003 Mercury Sable repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2003 Mercury Sable

Engine not specified

36000 mi US $75 Bad ignition coil 

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2003 Mercury Sable 4dr Wagon

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

70000 mi US $400 Coil Plugs Wires 

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2003 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

69000 mi US $570 evap canister replaced 
74000   Reattached loose heat shield. 
90000 US $300 All engine mounts replaced. 

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2003 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

114000 mi US $400 oil gasket pan replaced for oil leak 
116000   Pressure coolant test revealing a small coolant leak in the head gasket 
121700 US $150 Check engine light. Fuel evaporation problem solved with new cap.  
120000 US $550 Complete failure of the fuel pump requiring a tow to safety and then to shop for R&R. 

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