There are 55 owner complaints spread out over 4 years, but the most belong to the 1998.
This generation ranks 26th in reliability out of 33 overall Mercury generations.
This generation has been recalled 15 times. It's also part of 4 investigations and has 862 TSBs.
- AC / heater no interior heat in the 1998 Sable at 98010 miles
- transmission will not shift in the 1997 Sable at 61000 miles
- accessories - interior interior light stays on in the 1997 Sable at 86486 miles
- engine timing chain tensioner failed in the 1998 Sable at 84500 miles
- engine oil pump went out and threw rod in engine in the 1998 Sable at 80000 miles
- AC / heater No heat in the 1999 Sable at 146054 miles