1992 Mercury Sable - Reliability

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Reliability Rating for 1992 Mercury Sable by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine A Common problem on this vehicle is failure of one or both Head Gaskets . Failure of the Head Gaskets applies to 3.8 Liter EFI Engine Only and periodic problems on this vehicle are failures of the Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor and the Power Train Control Module (PCM).

The cost to repair the Head Gaskets is estimated from $1500.00 - $2000.00 for parts and labor. The cost to clean the MAF Sensor is estimated at $32.50 for labor. The cost to repair the PCM is estimated at $200.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Transmission & Driveline A periodic problem on this vehicle is failure of the Transmission Clutch Piston.

The cost to repair the Transmission Clutch Piston is estimated at $200.00 for parts and $715.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Steering & Suspension
Brake An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Brake Booster.

The cost to repair the Brake Booster is estimated at $350.00 (with ABS) or $250.00 (without ABS) for parts and $65.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Heating & Air Conditioning This vehicle was originally charged with R-12 refrigerant which is no longer being manufactured.

The refrigerant is still available, but it is very expensive ($25.00-$50.00 per pound, 2-5 pounds per vehicle). Conversion to the new R-134A refrigerant is possible, at an average cost of about $200.00-$300.00 parts and labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Starting & Charging
Accessories Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Heated Windshield Module and the Constant Control Relay Module.

The cost to repair the Heated Windshield Module is estimated at $80.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Constant Control Relay Module is estimated at $110.00 for parts and $52.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Overall 3 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for Mercury Sable by Identifix

  1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
Engine N/A
Transmission & Driveline N/A
Steering & Suspension N/A
Brake N/A
Heating & Air Conditioning N/A
Starting & Charging N/A
Accessories N/A
Overall N/A

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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