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2002 Mercury Sable Problems and Repair Histories

24 TrueDelta members own a 2002 Mercury Sable. 5 of these members (20.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 19 repairs to 2002 Mercury Sables--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2002 Mercury Sable problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2002 Mercury Sable problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2002 Mercury Sable problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2002 Mercury Sable repairs by problem area

63% of the 2002 Mercury Sable repairs were to the engine, 16% to the brakes, 5% to the suspension, and 16% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems.

Chart based on 19 repairs.

2002 Mercury Sable repair cost distribution

Of the 2002 Mercury Sable repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 22% cost less than $100, 44% between $100 and $499, and 33% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 9 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2002 Mercury Sable

Engine not specified

Mercury Sable in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2011 68000    
70000 309 Spent $311 having camshaft synchronizer replaced. There was a "chirp" under the hood and in the driver's side back end. Read this was a chronic problem in 2002 sable and was trying to be proactive. Also asked technician to check serpentine belt tensioner pulley as I read that could also be a problem w/that yr. The tech replaced camshaft synchronizer but not the belt or pulley stating the belt was like new. The "chirp" persisted. Returned to shop and they adjusted belts resulting in horrible noise in serpentine belt area. Service is 24 mos./24,000 mi. warranty. Returned to shop and tech replaced serpentine belt and belt tensioner pulley. Now "chirping" noise is persistent under the hood between first and second gear and shifts hard between first and second gear. 

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2002 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Mercury Sable in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 137000    
148500 650 Misfire and rough idle. Replaced ignition coil pack, spark plug and wires. Replaced PCV hose. 
175000 0 Ignition coil pack failed again causing one of cylinders to miss when engine cold. Local mechanic replaced it two years ago apparently with cheap aftermarket one 
Mercury Sable in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 124000    
126000 315 I replaced the front calipers and rotors and pads. 
131700 160 Engine had misfire and replaced coil pack fixed it. 
132500 223 Idle too high. Replaced air idle bypass valve. Replaced all pvc parts for continued high idle. Repair is now sucessful. High egr pressure sensor detected. Replaced egr pressure sensor valve. Repair was successful. 
133000 150 replaced tube outlet hose due to coolant leak. Repair is succesfful. 
140000 75 The panic alarm would go off at random and door ajar light would stay on and dome lights would sometimes stay on. The frt pass door ajar switch was replaced and that fixed the problem. 

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2002 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Mercury Sable in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2011 83000    
84000 800 Replaced water pump and main gasket, as small leak was discovered that "long-term" may turn into big problem. 
87000 800 Replaced Struts and Shocks on both front and rear end. 
95700 200 Warning lights came on for brakes - no issue with brakes - replaced fuse/ chip. No longer a problem. 
98000 100 Brake lights on. Adjusted brake pads. 
100000 150 Same issue, brake light warning came on. 

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2002 Mercury Sable 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mercury Sable in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2013 176000    
176000 27 air condition blowing hot air. code 051. Checked all valves in the air system to make sure air tight. One was loose and another needed replacing to make sure air tight. Topped off freon and working great. Temp 59.4 

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