4th Gen (2000 – 2005) Mercury Sable Problems

The 4th generation of the Sable has a cumulative PainRank™ of 8.53. That can be compared against other Mercury generations. Shopping for a Mercury? You should probably steer clear of this generation.

Owners of the 2000–2005 Sable model years have sent in 124 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (24%) followed by the engine (16%) and the electrical (12%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Mercury model years.

Watch out for the 2003 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2005 14
7.45
2004 5
4.15
2003 33
14.91
2002 31
12.57
2001 9
3.84
2000 32
8.29

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