Re: 2000 Sable engine problem
"Myrna" <email@example.com> wrote:
> I know this is a ford group, but the mercury sable is a twin so I
> figured I might get some help from all of you. I have a 2000 Mercury
> Sable wagon that I purchased the last week of Dec, 1999. The car has
> 41,000 miles. Recently the check engine light came on and after two
> visits to my garage, they told me there was a problem with a cylinder.
> After discussions with the dealer, they said Ford Motor Co. would
> absorb most of the cost and I'd be limited to a $500 outlay. That was a
> week ago and I'm still 'waiting for the part to come in'. My question:
> is this a known problem with the 2000 models? Did Ford know about this
> and not tell the consumers? Everyone, including the dealer says this
> should not happen on such a young engine. Comments are welcome.
From a purely layperson view... I would ask for the specifics! Trouble
with a 'cylinder' is pretty vague.
If you're still driving it, take the car to autozone and get that code
and come back here.
The code, not what they say it means!
On the larger point... there is nothing wrong with Ford 'knowing about it
it and not telling'. Happens with all MFRS... did you see the headlines
about 2003 VW Passat coil-pack failures? Nope!
What IS wrong is if Ford will reimburse for all the work and the dealer
charges you an add-on, if that is the case.
But we wont know that unless we know the specifics
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!